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“So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We shared a lot of precious memories growing up. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers! Jack,...Read More »
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“Jack, Marna, Kay & Don -I have long-ago memories of our Christmas gatherings at your house, Aunt Alice & Uncle Mike's and our house when we were all...Read More »
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“We are so very sorry for your loss. Jane was such a sweet lady and a friend to Carol. They will both be missed so very much. You and your family...Read More »
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Jane Louise Baker, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Coventry Meadows, where she was a resident for 4 years since the death of her husband, Gerald. She was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1932. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne and graduated from South Side High School. She was a lifelong member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren. Jane and her mother were members of the Smith Street Church of the Brethren prior to building the new church on South Calhoun. She met and married Gerald at the Smith Street Church while participating in the youth group there. They were married on November 25, 1950 and were married for 64 years. Jane's father died when she was 8 years old from TB, and having no siblings she wanted a larger family; subsequently, they had 4 children. When they started Gerald R. Baker Builder, she not only was a loving mother but she became the entire office staff and bookkeeper. She also worked 30 years for Feichter REALTORS. She and Gerald enjoyed driving around town recalling homes and commercial projects they had built and always wanting to keep up on what was going on in the building business. Jane had a very loving and gentle heart and especially enjoyed spending time with her children and family. Jane is survived by her four children, Jack (Martha) Baker, Burlington, WI; Marna (Tom) Ternet; Don (Tina) Baker; and Kay (Eldon) Chilcote all of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Jane was preceded in death by her husband Gerald; father, Dwight Hoard; mother, Hazel (Hoard) Valentine; Step-father, Rosil Valetine; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clyde and Minerva Baker; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, DeLoss and Doris Baker; and great-granddaughter Gabriella Jane Bahr. The family would like to thank Coventry Meadows for her care while a resident there and Heartland Hospice for the compassionate care of her this past week. We especially thank Carolyn Egolf for her weekly letters to our mother. She looked forward to them each time they arrived. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6-8pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Foster Park, 6301 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10am with calling one hour- prior from 9-10am at Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, 6404 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46807. Burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Fort Wayne, IN following the service. Preferred memorials to Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, Heartland Hospice, and The Rescue Mission. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.domccombandsons.com.