Clara Berneice Baker
Clara Berneice Baker
Aug. 20, 1916 – April 17, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Clara Berneice Baker, 94, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
The daughter of Grover and May Coyle Rensberger, she was born August 20, 1916 in Plymouth. She attended Linkville School.
Clara was first married to Carroll Baker who preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1957. She then married Cleo Vance Hershberger who preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1979, and was later married to Dale Baker who preceded her in death Feb. 24, 2000.
A housewife on the farm, she also worked for over 20 years at American Optical, retiring in 1978. Clara was a great cook who also loved to crochet, knit.
Clara raised chickens on the farm and the children were treated to farm fresh eggs and a wonderful chicken dinner every Sunday.
She attended Shiloh Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Lakeview Home Ec. Club.
Clara is survived by three sons: Richard (Delores) Baker, Robert (Patricia) Baker and Don Baker, all of Plymouth; one daughter, Mary “Louise” (David) Baker of Portage; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bessie Snyder and Mary Hostetler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a grandson, Michael; a great-grandson, Dustin Ronk; four brothers: Henry, Roy, Amos and Carl Rensberger; and four sisters: Dorothy Ayers, Nancy Huffman, Vera Shaffer and Martha Wilcox.
Friends may visit with the family Tuesday, April 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. John Perkinson, pastor of the Shiloh Wesleyan Church, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Shiloh Wesleyan church, 19532 4B Road, Plymouth, IN, 46563 or to the Dustin Ronk Memorial Book Fund, c/o Marshall County Community Foundation, 2701 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, Ind. or the Center for Hospice Care, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN, 46563.
Notes of condolence may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com.
Funeral Director – Kevin Russell – 574-936-2829