Ruth Baker

August 26, 1932 - February 26, 2015
Kalamazoo, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Southern Care Hospice
1911 W. Centre Ave, Ste 1
Portage, MI 49024
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Linda "Ruth" Baker of Kalamazoo - Age 82, died February 26, 2015 at her home. She was born August 26, 1932 in Sedalia, KY, the daughter of Robert and Zelna (Simpson) Carlton. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, William Baker; son, Richard Baker and son-in-law, Harry Cochran. Members of her family include 2 children: Robert (Cheryl) Banks and Susie Cochran; 2 grandchildren: Robert Jr. (Jessica) Banks and Tina Banks; and 3 great-grandchildren: Gabriel, Kiera and Blake. Cremation will take place and graveside services will be held this summer at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Please visit Ruth’s personal memory page at where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice. Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler-Kalamazoo, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 375-2900