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Patricia Ann Baker
Patricia Ann BakerMusicNotesPatricia Ann Baker, known by her friends as Pat, passed away at the age of 87 at the Memorial Gables on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Pat was born the only child of Dwight and Mildred Mae (Archer) Fields on April 16, 1934. Mildred shared her love of music with her daughter. They played many duets in area churches and events with Mildred on the piano and Pat on the organ.  Pat also toured for the local group, the King’s Harvest Singers, sharing her musical talent.

Pat married Lowell Baker and established their home on the family farm in Byhalia, on December 22, 1961 where they raised two sons, Robert and Alan. She selflessly assumed the role of caregiver when her husband suffered a cerebral aneurysm in 1978 and when her son, Robert, became afflicted with schizophrenia in 1983.  Robert and Lowell preceded her in death in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

With the help of Steve Goodwin and family, she maintained the 230-acre farm for many years. The farm raised many cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, and rabbits at various times.  She loved all animals great and small but was particularly fond of her cats. In her later years, she could frequently be seen mowing the lawn and ditches surrounding the farm. Her grandchildren especially enjoyed riding their grandparent’s golf cart on the mowed property.

Outside the farm, Pat was bookkeeper for a local lumberyard, Harris, Jolliff & Michel, for many years and then for Kale Marketing in Richwood until she retired.  In addition, she served as organist and treasurer for the Byhalia United Methodist Church and the board of directors of Union Rural Electric for many years. Pat was a current member of York United Methodist Church and played the organ there.

Pat was also quite fond of sweets, especially chocolate as her cupboards always included an ample supply of Snickers, Peanut M&M’s, and peanut butter cups.

In 2017, Pat moved to the Memorial Gables in Marysville, where she was well cared for, loved and respected.  She was frequently seen with her stuffed yellow cat, “Rascal”, while at Memorial Gables.  Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Memorial Gables and Loving Care Hospice for the exceptional care Pat received while a resident.

Pat treasured her dear family friends and neighbors, Steve and Karen Goodwin, for their unmeasurable support, friendship and kindness spanning many decades.  

Pat will be greatly missed by her son, Alan (Michele) Baker of Dublin and her grandchildren, Allison (Mike) Lampasone, and Madison (Kyle Petko) Baker. Pat was also quite fond of Michele’s children, Allison (Matt) Poindexter and Adam Klusacek.

Funeral Services will be held Friday September 10, 2021 at 11:00 am at the York Center United Methodist Church, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Burial will follow in the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice PO Box 613 Marysville, Ohio 40340

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Alan and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always a ray of sunshine. I still look for her as I drive by the house. She will be truly missed. Prayers for comfort during this time. Hugs my friend and forever neighbor.

#2 from: Rona penix
Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 5:06 PM

I was so fortunate to meet Pat  when she came to my home to look at a medical piece for her husband . What a kind and thoughtful person she was. Ever time I saw her she spoke and ask how things were. I’m sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.Heaven is blessed with a good one!

#3 from: Mike&Barb Brake
Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 8:53 PM

What a sweet lady.  May she Rest In Peace.

#4 from: Joan Wagner
Plaza Inn
Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 10:14 PM

Pat was such a special person.  She was truly God’s servant   May the family allow God to wrap his loving arms around you.  Pat had FAITH and let the light shine. Thank you.

#5 from: Dan and Darlene Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 8:03 AM

We send our sympathy to the family, Pat was an asset to the community.

#6 from: Rebecca George
Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 9:53 AM

Patricia's grandfather Rev. Archer married my parents along time ago.  Her mother, Mildred Mae was the pianist.  Pat and I grew up in "the same neck of woods." I have fond memories of Pat and her family.  Blessings to her loved ones.

#7 from: Peggy Gray
Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 11:04 AM

Alan and family, your Mom was such a special lady, everyone that knew her loved her. She has been set free from her earthly body and is now playing the piano for that heavenly choir.
May God bless you with His peace and comfort in the days ahead.

#8 from: Sue Harmon
Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 5:51 PM

Fly high Pat your Mom made my wedding dress and have fond memories or both your Mom.and Dad every time I drive past the house on 739 Your Dad was not badfull.about his faith in Jesus Christ We will.alll miss you

#9 from: Donna Haughn Gray
Macedonia, Ohio 44056
Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 8:52 PM

Pat lived down the road (739) from our family and we where great friends. Her Mother played the piano and what great music she shared.  Pat played and had the same talent and shared that talent many ways.  I was always so glad to visit with her at church.  She was a great Lady. Sincere Sympathy to the family

#10 from: marilyn Shelton-Evans
West Mansfield
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:34 PM

Pat and I went to Byhalia school all 12 grades. Pat a great person and always a friend. Rest in Peace in God's loving arms

#11 from: Judy Payne
Richwood, OH
Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 3:15 PM

Pat was always kind and gentle with the sweetest smile. She was an encourager and will be missed by many. May God be your comfort and guide now and in the coming days.

#12 from: Tony Black (UCATS driver )
Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 8:49 AM

Pat was one of my favorite passengers. She was so easy to talk to. She was one of America’s Greatest Generation, and we will miss her .

#13 from: B. Lewis (Lew) Baker
Royal Palm Beach, FL.
Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 5:44 PM

I just yesterday learned of Pat's passing.  I am so sorry to hear of that.  In my book, Pat was an angel considering all she had to handle over the years.  Pat and I started the first grade of school together and she married my first cousin.  She was a fine lady.

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