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1/26/2018 11:39:00 AM
Louise M. Baker
May 29, 1924 - January 25, 2018
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Louise M. Baker, 93 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:06 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on May 29, 1924 in Washington County, Ill. the daughter of John and Edith (Holeman) Gelonek. She married James Ridgeway on December 23, 1944 and he preceded her in death. She then married Raymond A. Baker on January 29, 1967 in Decatur, Ill. Louise was baptized and became a communicant member of Trinity Lutheran Church on December 6, 1942. 

Surviving are her daughter: Sarah (Glenn) Coate of Taylorville, Ill.; grandchildren: Paul (Debbie) Williams of Homer, Ill., Tracy (Jerry) Rogers of New Haven, Ky., Kelly (Todd) McKinney of Rineyville, Ky., Tina (Florian) Opitz of Evansville, Ind.; great-grandchildren: Hayden and Emerson Williams, Madison Rogers, Cody and Logan McKinney; several nieces, nephews, cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: James Ridgeway; son: Mike Ridgeway; daughter: Mary Williams; brother Clifford Gelonek, and sister: Mary Weaver. 

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, Ill. with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign on-line guest book at 

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