Dorothy Baker


January 22, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Dorothy Baker, age 91, Moran, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola. Dorothy was born on March 18, 1927, in Chanute, to Earl Ericson and Agnes (Applequist) Ericson.

Dorothy graduated from Elsmore High School in Elsmore. She and Howard Baker were married on June 24, 1945, in Savonburg.

Dorothy was a homemaker and a piano teacher. She was a member of the Iola Presbyterian Church.

Dorothy enjoyed quilting, crafting, reading, and music. She was the organist for the Moran Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. Dorothy loved attending her grandchildren’s activities and spending time with them teaching them to bake and craft. 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 17, 2010; her parents; and two brothers, Donald Ericson and Raymond Ericson.

Dorothy is survived three sons, Greg Baker and wife, Jeanette, Concord, Calif., John Baker and wife, Lydia, Iola, Joe Baker, Dallas, Ga.; one daughter, Linda Olen and husband, Ken, Farmington, Mich.; five grandchildren, Mark Meridith and wife Sarah, Jessica Meridith, Justin Baker and fiancé, Karen Elliott, Maria Baker, Jesse Baker; two great-grandchildren, Autumn and Kyle Meridith; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Dorothy will be held at a later date, with inurnment following in the Moran Cemetery, Moran.

Memorials are suggested to the Moran Public Library,  and may be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola.

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