Charlene Baker

Charlene "Pinky" Baker

Monday, July 1st, 1935 - Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Charlene “Pinky” Baker, age 83 of Stanton, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville.

Pinky Baker was someone who didn’t know the meaning of the word lazy and she could make you tired just by watching her work. From before dawn to after dark she was busy getting the job at hand done. A perfectionist by nature, especially when it came to her lawn, Pinky was known throughout the Stanton community as the lady with the immaculate lawn, a reputation which she took great pride in. Pinky worked for 20+ years at Leppinks in Stanton and during that time many wonderful friendships began from both her co-workers and customers. On July 3, 1953 she married the love of her life, Harold Baker and together they raised a family which her world revolved around and whom she was very proud of and loved very much. She was also a tremendous cook and baker. Growing up Pinky and her sister Joyce were inseparable and that continued until Joyce’s death, something Pinky would tell you devastated her. She was a member of the Stanton First Congregational Church and the Stanton American Legion Auxiliary. Pinky also was a bingo fanatic and liked trying her luck at the casinos. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Surviving Pinky are her sons, Jeff (Lesa) Baker of Tampa, Florida; John (Cheryl) Baker of Eagle; Mark (Lori) Baker of Stanton; grandchildren, Derrick, Haley, Carly, Christian; great grandchildren, Chase and Tyler; nieces, Shelly (Rob)Belt of Stanton; Kim (Chris) Putt of Greenville; great nieces and nephews, Britney (Andy); Brooken (Kristina); Dustin; Otis and Quinn.

Pinky is preceded in death by her parents, Rolens & Mildred (Noah) Hansen; her husband of 47 years, Harold Baker; sister, Joyce Lawrence; niece Linda Addis; great nephew, Talin Addis and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Visitation for Pinky will be on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2-4 PM at Simpson Family Funeral Homes in Stanton (225 W. Cedar Street).

Funeral services for Pinky will be on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11 AM at the Stanton First Congregational Church (305 N. Camburn Street) with Pastor Jamey Nichols officiating. Final interment will be at the North Sidney Cemetery in Sidney.

For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Pinky’s memory the family suggests you direct them to either the Stanton First Congregational Church or Great Lakes Hospice. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, March 17th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Simpson Family Funeral homes - Stanton
    225 W. Cedar Street
    Stanton, Michigan 48888
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  • Funeral services

    Monday, March 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, March 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Stanton First Congregational Church
    305 N. Camburn Street
    Stanton, Michigan 48888
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Jamey Nichols
  • Interment

    North Sidney Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Deb Butler-Comden

Posted at 02:16pm
Jeff, John, & Mark, Extending my most heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I'll always remember her laughter, her smile, and her friendship, and her love for Bingo. Deb (Butler) Phil Comden

The Young and Barker Families

Posted at 11:24am
There is no one like a Mom. Cherish her memory and all she gave you. With love
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Rachel (Parrish) Geselman

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To remember one sister is to remember the other. 🌿🌹🌿 God bless and keep you all. Rachel (Parrish) Geselman

The Cesar Family

Posted at 11:58am
Our warmest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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