Mary L. Baker
Mary Louise Baker, 82, Martinsburg, went home to be with Lord with family by her side Tuesday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg.
She was born in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late Marion W. and A. Evaline (Showalter) McConahy. She was twice married, first to Elwood R. Smith and then to John R. Baker, both of whom preceded her in death.
Surviving are five daughters: Jane Fagans (Jim) of rural Martinsburg, Patty Bowman (Jim) and Gloria Guyer (Dan), both of New Enterprise, Amanda Feight (Wayne) of rural Loysburg and Dorcas Holm (Jeff) of Woodbury; a son, Richard Smith (Beverly) of New Enterprise; a stepdaughter, Barbara Hendricks; three stepsons: J. Edward, Brion and D. Michael Baker; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; eight sisters: Cleo Imler and Thelma Sollenberger, both of Martinsburg, Dorothy Kensinger, Anna Grace Bookhammer and Janet Kipe, all of Williamsburg, Laura Fay of Vancouver, Wash., Mabel Sell of Osterburg and Pearl Schiappa of Altoona; and a brother, Donald McConahy of Roaring Spring.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Allan Bowman, in 2008; three sisters: Naomi Over, Berna Dilling and infant Ruth; and three brothers: John, Clarence and George.
Mary was a 1949 graduate of Williamsburg High School. She was previously employed as a clerk at the Roaring Spring A&P and also at Countryside Gardens in Bedford and Shirley’s Something Special in Roaring Spring. She attended the Curryville Church of the Brethren.
Mary enjoyed catering, decorating wedding cakes, vegetable gardening, flowers, reading and listening to good music, especially hymns, and most of all she loved her family and grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Curryville Church of the Brethren, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March, 1, 2014, Pastor David R. Stiles officiating. Interment will follow at Shellytown Fairview Cemetery, rural Williamsburg.
The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to Home Nursing Agency Hospice or Homewood at Martinsburg Benevolence Fund.
Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.