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Betty Jo Black Baker

May 8, 1948 July 25, 2011
Betty Jo Black Baker
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BETTY JO BLACK-BAKER, 63, of Erie, IL, formerly of Fenton, IL, died Monday, July 25, 2011 at her home in Erie. Betty Jo was born May 8, 1948, in Morrison, IL, to Ronald and Verelle (McDonald) Black. She was educated in the Erie grade schools and graduated from Erie High School. She attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL and also attended Blackhawk Community College in Rock Island, IL. She married Steven Wolever in 1966. She later married William M. Baker in June of 1994, in Fenton. Betty Jo was employed by Central and Southwest Services in Dallas, TX, retiring in 1993. After retiring, she moved back home to Fenton. She was a member of the Fenton United Methodist Church. Betty Jo had a lifelong love of animals, beginning from her early years in 4-H. Survivors include her husband, Bill; two daughters, Amber (Darryl) Kellner of Delaware, OH and Heather (Brian) Syrett of Columbus, OH; one son, Michael (Maria) Wolever of Columbus, OH; six grandchildren, Hannah and Isabella Kellner, Gretta and Luke Syrett, Brandon and Zachery Wolever; one sister, Mrs. Carol Riewerts of Fenton, IL; one brother, Gary Black of Fenton, IL; her best friend of 45 years, Susan Tegeler of Fenton, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3:00 PM Friday, July 29, 2011 at Fenton United Methodist Church " Fenton, IL with a luncheon to immediately follow the serviceOFFICIATING: Rev. Polly Klimson " Pastor of Fenton United Methodist Church " Fenton, IL THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION " The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangementsCREMATION RITES HAVE BEEN ACCORDED INTERMENT Fenton Cemetery " Fenton, IL

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