Mary Baker

Thursday, January 6, 2011

ZALMA, Mo. -- Mary Lynn Pape Baker, 77, of Zalma passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, near Patton, Mo.

She was born Sept. 20, 1933, at Zalma, daughter of August and Eula May Thomas Pape. She and William Baker were married June 25, 1955, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death Nov. 15, 2007.

Baker was a member of Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeania (Michael) Lowery of Imperial, Mo.; two brothers, Connie Pape of Belleville, Ill., Mike Pape of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Sharon Holmes of Zalma, Jenny Laster of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Meagan and William Lowery of Imperial.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Tom Pape; and a sister, Trella Ward.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo.

The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Bill Sargent officiating. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.