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Darrel Marlin Baker

Cemetery Plot: B-05-125-1

File #: 1948



7/12/1928 Marble Hill, MO









6/23/2007 St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO



6/25/2007 Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery






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 William Emro Baker


 Darrel Marlin Baker



Dennis D Baker




Stephen L Baker




Allen D Baker





 Mattie E Baker




07/31/1949 Columbia, MO 
05/26/1966 Widower 


Vicki Seiler




Wanda Harris




Teresa VanGennip




Tony E Holmes





 Barbara J Doneson




08/04/1967 Marble Hill, MO 
10/28/2002 Widower 


Willabeth Pyles













 J W Baker




 Dale E Baker














 Daisy Wilkinson

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Darrel Marlin Baker departed earthly life on June 23, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born July 12, 1928, in Marble Hill, Mo., he was the son of William Emro and Daisy Wilkinson Baker.

Darrel graduated from Jackson High School. He joined the Army in 1946 and served at Ft. Richardson, Alaska. Following his discharge he attended the University of Missouri, graduating with a B.S. degree in Agriculture.

Most of his life he worked in agribusiness. He taught VO-Ag for a Veterans' education program; became manager of the Bollinger County and Jefferson City Farm Bureaus; became partner and later owner of Shell Feed & Supply Co. in Marble Hill. He retired after working as an independent insurance agent.

Through the years he was very active in the Bollinger County community. He was a former city leader, and a past member of the VFW and Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Cottage of Grace Church in Marble Hill.

He married Elizabeth "Betty" Ward on July 31, 1949, in Columbia, Mo. She died on May 26, 1966. He then married Barbara Doneson on Aug. 4, 1967, in Marble Hill, Mo. She preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 2002.

Surviving him are three sons: Dennis D. (Marilyn)Baker, Stephen L. (Glenda) Baker, and Allen D. (Linda) Baker, all of Marble Hill; his children-by-marriage to Barbara: Vicki (Joe) Seiler of Leopold, Mo., Wanda (J.C.) Harris of Spring, Tex., Teresa VanGennip and Tony Edward Holmes of Marble Hill, and his daughter-by-marriage to Betty, Willabeth Pyles of Butler, Mo. Two brothers survive: J.W. (Wanda Mae) Baker of Jackson, Mo., and Dale E. (Doris) Baker of State College, Penn.; along with four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren. A step-daughter, a brother and a sister predeceased him.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Sunday, June 24, at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill. Funeral service will be Monday at 1 PM at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Gene Robbins. Burial will be at Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill with military honors by VFW Post 5900 and a Missouri Military Honors team.




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