Born on Feb. 22, 1927, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ellen Durling Perry. She attended the Wyalusing High School, graduating in the Class of 1945.
After school she met and married Joseph Baker of Meshoppen on Dec. 24, 1946. He predeceased her on April 6, 1993. She raised her family at their home on Third Street in Wyalusing.
Betty was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, as well as a member of the Wyalusing Methodist Women. She was a lifetime auxiliary member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534, also the 8 & 40.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; she liked hosting Baker family gettogethers. She loved reading as a pastime, especially romance novels. She loved to travel with her husband Joe, having gone all over the country, as well as Mexico, Hawaii, Rio de Janeiro, Acapulco, Spain and Jamaica.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Kay (William) Lane of LeRaysville, Betty Jo (Larry) Shults of Bird City, KS, Mary Beth (Dennis) Carter of Towanda; a son and daughters- in- law, Dennis (Heidi) Baker of Wyalusing and Laura Lee Baker of Wyalusing; 15 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, David Baker and an infant daughter, Bonnie Jean Baker.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the Troy and East Troy Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing.
Members of American Legion Auxiliary of Wyalusing Unit #534 and Bradford Salon #747 Eight and Forty held a service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the funeral home.
Friends called at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 10, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
The family provided their own flowers and requests that donations be sent to the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853.
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