Freda Rose (Wooldridge) Baker

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Freda Rose Baker, 73, passed away April 11, 2016, in her home surrounded by her loved ones following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 9, 1943, to Wilbur (Spec) Roy Wooldridge and Edith June Wooldridge-Smith. She was wed to Jack Allen Baker Sr. on Feb. 10, 1958, who greeted her upon her arrival in heaven

She had worked at the shoe factory until its closing, and then she retired from 3M after having worked there for 25 years. She loved to have Sunday dinners at her house while making memories with her family. She enjoyed baking and cooking for everyone, especially her hot rolls, noodles, and cinnamon rolls. Her and her husband loved to take their kids and grandkids fishing at Katy Allen Lake. You couldn't talk to her without her bragging about her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was cared for by her son Jack Allen and he will truly miss her. She will be missed by all who knew her, but celebrated in the memories made.

Freda is survived by her three sons, Jack Allen Baker Jr. of the home, David Baker of Joplin, Mo., and Danny Baker and wife, Marie, of Rich Hill, Mo.; three daughters, Jackie Baker and husband, Tom, of Rich Hill, Mo., Brenda Conrad and husband, Bill, of Rich Hill, Mo., and Margaret Rector and husband, Ron, of El Dorado Springs, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, Crystal Miller, Nichol Wolf and husband, Josh, Julie Turner and husband, Charles, William Conrad and fiancée, Marci, Becky Douglas and husband, Andrew, Ashley Cumpton and husband, Larry, Ryan Baker, Jason Rector and wife, Ashley, Danny Baker Jr., Lucas Cherwenka, Jack Baker III, Katie Baker, and Hailey Baker; 20 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Berta Anderson, El Dorado Springs, Mo., Donald Wooldridge, El Dorado Springs, Mo., Pauline Jennings, Surrency, Ga., and Esther Martin, Twin Falls, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Melinda Rose Baker; her parents; one sister, Doris; six brothers, Kenneth, Calvin, Lester, Wilbur, Gerald, and Larry; and husband, Jack Allen Baker Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Cecil Foster officiating. Interment will follow in Click Cemetery. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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