The Lusk Herald
March 18, 1971
Cora Baker, Mother of Local Residents, Dies in Nebraska
Mrs. Cora O. Perkins Baker, 96, Odell, Neb., died March 13 at Beatrice, Neb. Funeral services were conducted from the Peet Mortuary in Lusk March 16 at 2:00p.m., with the Rev. Clyde Thompson of Douglas, assisted by Don Dusenberry, pastor of Lusk, officiating.
Mrs. J.P. Watson, organist, accompanied Mrs. Hobart Cockreham as she sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet."
Casket bearers were Earl Slagle, Jim, Bob, Eddie, George and Don Baker. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.
She was the youngest daughter of George Ezra and Ellen Perkins, born September 30, 1874, at Alton, Kans. At the age of four she moved with her parents to Barns, Kans., where she grew to womanhood. On Dec. 25, 1894, she married George C. Baker. They were the parents of six sons and four daughters. The eldest died while serving in the Navy.
She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Guy and Roy of Douglas, George of Riverton and Harry of Lusk; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Tincher, Wymore, Neb., Mrs. Harriet Slagle, Mrs. Emily Shelden, Pomona, Calif., and Mrs. Stella Kenton, Lander, Wyo.; 24 grandchildren and 65 great grandchildren.
Her husband, two sons, her parents, three brothers and two sisters died previously.
Ardice Ellen Baker (March 5, 1902 - December 13, 1997)Baby Boy Baker (July 27, 1975 - July 27, 1975)Faye N. Baker (September 25, 1908 - April 25, 2008)George Calvin Baker (February 22, 1872 - October 10, 1962)Guy Ezra Baker (June 8, 1898 - June 20, 1982)Harry Joseph Baker (September 18, 1915 - August 21, 2006)James C. Baker (May 16, 1932 - April 22, 2020)Michael Edward Crofutt (July 1, 1953 - July 20, 1953)Judith F. Michaud (May 27, 1948 - March 2, 1994)Emily Mary Sheldon (May 8, 1910 - October 29, 2000)Earl Allen Slagle (April 7, 1900 - October 28, 1968)Earl Allen Slagle (September 3, 1932 - October 6, 1988)Harriet Ann Slagle (July 21, 1903 - September 22, 1982)
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