Shirley A. Baker 1937-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Shirley Ann Baker, 80, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her family.

She was born June 10, 1937, in Preston, W.Va., the daughter of the late Archie Koontz and Elaine Gordon Koontz.

Shirley married the love of her life, William Floyd Baker, on Aug. 26, 1958 and they enjoyed 47 years of marriage together until he passed on Oct. 17, 2005.

She has lived in Newton Falls for the last 15 years, formerly of Lordstown and Youngstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Fay (Ross) Shirley of Newton Falls; two sons, Michael Baker of Newton Falls and David Baker of Youngstown; eight grandchildren, Kris, Sarah, Craig, Mandy, Ben, Joe, Lyn and Zak; and five great-grandchildren, Sierra, Presley, Gavin, Quentin and Julian.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Floyd Baker; one son, William Barry Baker; and one daughter, Twyla Davis.

Per Shirley’s request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband William at Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444. 330-872-5440.

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