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Charlene Baker

August 23, 1923 February 12, 2019
Charlene Baker
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Obituary for Charlene Baker

Charlene Baker, age 95, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Celebration of Life Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Richard Iske officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home from 12:00 to 1:00 PM with the family greeting friends. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given in her name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.

Charlene Baker was born August 23, 1923, in Clarksdale, Mississippi to Andrew and Albertha Foster. Charlene was one of seven children. Growing up, the family moved often and Charlene has lived in Mississippi and Cleveland, Detroit and Clarinda. She spent eighteen years with her daughter, Vunita and husband, Richard in Florida and Clarinda.

Charlene’s working career included owning two grocery stores while living in Detroit, Michigan and she also worked in the business office of Younkers Department Store until her retirement.

Charlene loved to cook for her friends and family. She also enjoyed going to church and even when her health declined she looked forward to church.

Preceding Charlene in death are her parents; husband, Gerald Baker siblings, George Foster, Bertha Finch and Lee Andrew Richard; daughter, Amelia See; grandson Adrian Baker.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Jesse Nellom of Mississippi, Dorothy Thomason of Kentucky, Franceen Barker of Iowa, Linda Offit of Davenport, Iowa, Vunita Iske and husband Richard of Clarinda, Iowa, Barbara Towne of Newton, Iowa, Virgil See of Des Moines, Iowa; many, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; brother, Walter C. Foster of Detroit, Michigan; sisters, Joe Pearl Thomas of Austin, Texas and Mary Miller of Iowa; other relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Monday

18

Feb

12:00 PM 2/18/2019 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 2/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

18

Feb

1:00 PM 2/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Clarinda Cemetery Final Resting Place

Clarinda, Iowa 51632

Clarinda 51632 Iowa
United States
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