Richard L. Baney
Richard L. Baney
Nov. 3, 1926-March 6, 2012
BOURBON — Richard L. Baney, 85, of Bourbon, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4:52 a.m. at Mason Health and Rehabilitation Center of Warsaw. He had been in failing health.
Richard was born Nov. 3, 1926 at Ft. Wayne to Verl Baney and Mary Koontz Baney. He has been a resident of Bourbon since 1953. He was a graduate of South Side High School of Ft. Wayne in 1945. Dick was drafted into the United States Army before his graduation ceremony and his family had to accept his diploma on his behalf. He served in the Philippines during World War II from 1945-1946.
Dick was known as a “Baker.” He first started his baking career with Tastie Pastries, and then he was known for the famous “Eby Cookies” which were made right here in Bourbon and later baked for Amish Acres for more than 19 years.
His favorite love was fishing with his buddies. He exercised by walking at least twice and sometimes three times a day around his small addition of Bourbon, caring for his flowers and enjoyed bowling. He was an avid sports fan and loved IU and Purdue sports. As a grandparent he loved his grandchildren and their activities as well.
He was a member of several organizations that include; The Bourbon American Legion Post #424 and was Past Commander and Past Treasurer, the VFW, was a past member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge and a member of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church.
Sept. 6, 1952 he joined in marriage to Betty Grim who survives along with his two children; Cindy (Mrs. Douglas) Greaf of Ft. Wayne and Kevin (wife Kimberley) Baney of Warsaw. Dick loved his grandchildren; Erica Subler, Haley Shelby, Ashley Herring, Taylor Baney and his great-grandchild Kira Herring.
He was preceded in death by a sister Norma Lee Johnson.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home with Revs. Stormy Scherer-Berry and Mark Cottrill officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon with Military Grave Side services by the Bourbon American Legion.
The family requests memorial contributions to: the Bourbon First United Methodist Church in his memory.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.