Thelma R. Baker

March 9, 1910 - November 17, 2008

03/09/1910 - 11/17/2008

Past Services

Wednesday November 19, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Thursday November 20, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Thursday November 20, 2008
10:00 am
St. Michael Catholic Church - Wheeling
1225 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
242-1560 | Directions
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions

BAKER, Thelma R., 98 of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, November 17, 2008 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
She was born March 9, 1910 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late William J. and Pauline R. Hess Frabell.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Baker, one brother, William J. Frabell, one sister, Mary Virginia Oberle.
Surviving are three children, Melvin C. Baker and his wife Suzanne of Wheeling; Norman J. Baker and his wife Betty of Wheeling; Marlene R. Lawther and her husband James of Moundsville, WV; five grandchildren, three great grandchildren.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Rev. Anthony Cincinnati as celebrant.
Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions can be made to Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
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Mrs. Sandi Watkins
8 years ago

Dear Family of Thelma Baker,

I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that comfort and encouragement can be found in the Bible. At Revelations 21: 4 you can read of a time when pain and suffering will be no more. What a wonderful hope. Please take care of yourselves.


Bert West,Shirley Mackey
8 years ago

Dear Mel, Susanne, & Family Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time. May God bless all of you. Bert & Shirley

Elizabeth Fast Witten
8 years ago

I was sorry to read of your loss. Back in 1973I think we met your parents when we purchased their home at 132 Grant Ave. Both parents were very kind people and happy that we were able to buy the home. It was home for the Fasts for about 30 years and saw lots of good times – with two growing up daughters. I have now remarried and moved away but left with wonderful memories and I thank your parents for helping with that. May God bless you and be with you at this time.

Patty Hagedorn Baney
8 years ago


I saw your mother’s obituary in the Wheeling paper and wanted to extend my condolences. I have so many good memories of playing at your house and having dinner with you, your mother and your father. There aren’t any words that I can say that can make any loss like this easier – time and the love and support of family and friends are the only things that can do that. But I wanted you to know that I was thinking of you.

Shirley R Miller
8 years ago

Norm & Betty Jo,

Was sorry to read of your Mothers passing. It isn’t easy losing a parent even though we see what they go through in the Nursing Home.

Please extend my condolences to your family.