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Mary Kathleen Baker

Mary Kathleen Baker

May 28, 1931 to June 24, 2020

Mary Kathleen Baker, 89, of Morganton went home to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  Born in Burke County, NC on May 28, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Roy Clay and Beadie Irene Stephens Clay.  Kathleen was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church where she also taught Sunday school.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.  She was also a talented cook.

Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband of 70 years, Glen R. Baker of the home; daughter, Glenda Baker Childres; son, Jeff Baker; daughter-in-law, Melba Willis Baker; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Merle Buff and Patsy Hennessee.

In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by a son, Glen Richard “Dickie” Baker, Jr.; son-in-law, David Childres; and daughter-in-law, Mikki Thomas Baker.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020 at El Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Cooper and the Rev. Bradley Childres officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the El Bethel Haiti Medical Mission.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Committal: June 27, 2020
11 a.m.

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