Wanda L. Baker

June 23, 1944 - March 1, 2015

06/23/1944 - 03/01/2015

Wanda L. Baker, 70, of Bellaire, OH died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 23, 1944 in Lamar, WV a daughter of the late Shorty and Beatrice Lance.

Wanda was Director of Medical Records at Fox Run Hospital, St. Clairsville, OH; and attended First Presbyterian Church.

She enjoyed Shopping, cooking and was known for the best pies and chocolate chip cookies around. Most of all, caring for her grandchildren was her favorite thing of all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Lance and a sister, Verona Lance; two half brothers, Forrest and Alan Massey and a half sister, Jenny Laudermilt.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Robert F. Baker, Sr. of Bellaire; her children, Robert Lois Baker, Jr. of Smithfield, OH; Barbara Baker Bobby Lee of Smyrna, GA; Ron Julie Baker of St. Clairsville; a half sister, Myrt Wilson of Georgia; eight grandchildren, Mandy, Lacey, Karley, Auston, Mason, Olivia, Evan and Aaron; a great-grandson, Henry; a special niece, Patty Corrick and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday from 2-8 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville where services will be held Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Homer Harden officiating.

Final arrangements at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Jeff Shallcross
8 years ago

I met Wanda many years ago and of course lost touch over time. Occasionally I would think of her with fond memories. Sending prayers and warm thoughts

Mary Butler
8 years ago

My deepest condolences and prayers to the entire family. She was a loving and caring person and did a great job of raising good children. I know that she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was like a second “Mom” to Steve and was greatly appreciated by us. Thinking of you all.

Michael Smith
8 years ago

Rest in Peace old friend. It was an honor and privilege to work alongside you for nearly 17 years. My condolences and prayers go out to the family of such a classy lady.

Rev. Richard E.Phelps
8 years ago

Robert & Family, We were sorry to learn thru Wendell Mokros of Wanda’s passing. You have our love and sympathy.Would love to hear from you. Rev. & Mrs, Phelps

John Dubiel
8 years ago

Ron,Julie and family. We are saddened by the passing of your mother. please accept our sincere condolences.

John & Patty Dubiel

Deb Mehl
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to the family. Wanda was my work buddy for many years, we got to share so much that no one will ever know how much I am going to miss her. Her cookies were the best!

Although she will be missed, I know her spirit will live on.

RIP my friend, Love, Deb Mehl

8 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and may god bless all of you. Vicki

Steve Butler
8 years ago

To my other mother… Thanks for all your guidance and encouragements! You will be missed, but we are thankful for all that you’ve done! Miss you all!

Monica Melko
8 years ago

To the Baker family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wanda was beautiful inside and out. Such a joy to sit and chat with. I will miss her dearly. May God bless you with faith and hope in this difficult time. She will always be your special angel. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeanne Hamilton Strawn
8 years ago

Wanda was an amazing coworker of mine for over a decade. She always talked about her family and was so proud of them. She will be missed.

Sonya & Dan Janovich
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. We worked together for many years at BCH & again met up at Fox Run. She was a class act & we shared many laughs. She was so very proud of her children & family. I know you will have many memories to hold close. Praying for you.