Obituary of Bessie Jean Baker
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Bessie “Jean” Baker, 92, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri passed away August 23, 2022 at home. Funeral services will be held at 11am, Friday, August 26, 2022 at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs with burial to follow at Windy Hill, Excelsior Springs. Jean was born in Maryville, TN on June 29, 1930 to William Barker and Lyda Medlin, both deceased. She grew up in Santa Paula, CA. On July 1, 1948 she married Francis Baker. They moved to Missouri and raised four children in Excelsior Springs. Stanley and Dennis both preceded Jean into Glory. Linda (Dan) Howerton lives in Excelsior Springs and Gail lives in KCMO. Jean enjoyed bingo, bowling, and the boats. Most friends have passed on, but those who remain loved her quiet spirit and willingness to love unconditionally. She will be dearly missed by all family and friends. She leaves behind her husband of 74 years, Francis Baker, two daughters; Linda (Dan) Howerton and Gail Baker, a host of 6 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, one precious great-great grandchild on the way and a faithful daughter in love.