Shirley White Baker, 87, of Laceyville, PA, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 26, 2014 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton, Hospice Unit. Shirley and her daughter, Sharon, have been living with their daughter and sister, Kim in Factoryville for the last four years.
Born on Feb. 2, 1926 in Meshoppen, she was the daughter of the late George and Frances Stark White.
She was a graduate of Meshoppen High School with the Class of 1944. Shirley worked at Hitchcock’s Restaurant in Laceyville for many years. She was also a homemaker for her husband, Cyrus T. Baker, who passed away on May 20, 2001, and her children.
Shirley was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, as well as a member of the Meshoppen Grange, the Oriental Grange, the Pomona Grange and the Indian Hill Birthday Club. She absolutely loved to crotchet.
Survivors include her children, Sharon Baker of Factoryville, Arden Baker and his wife, Diane of Meshoppen, Dolores Sands and her fiancé, Edward Baldwin of Moosic and Kimberly Galvin and her husband, Michael of Factoryville; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; her brother, Garth White and his wife, Linda of Frederick, MD; her sister-inlaw, Mable Wood of Vestal, NY, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Wech (June 29, 2005); her grandson, Jay Stevens (May 18, 2011) and her brothers, Keith S. White (Jan. 13, 2005), Dale White and George White, Jr.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church with Rev. Dolly Tarreto of the church officiating. Interment followed at the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen. Calling hours were held at the church on Wednesday from noon until the time of the service.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville. Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s name to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, 133 Doolittle Hill Road, Laceyville, PA 18623.