A graveside service for Ruby Sifferman Baker, 95, Lawrence, KS, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009, at Rock Prairie Cemetery in Halltown, MO. She died Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at Brandon Woods in Lawrence, KS. She spent most of her adult life in Springfield, MO.
She was born November 22, 1913, in Republic, MO, the daughter of Thomas A. and Bertie Mae (Smith) Sifferman.
Mrs. Baker was the church secretary at the University Heights Baptist Church for many years. She also worked as a secretary for Springfield R12 School District until her retirement. Mrs. Baker was a member of the University Heights Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, painting and needlework.
She married Joseph Shelton Baker on December 25, 1938, in Springfield, MO. He preceded her in death on January 22, 1983.
Survivors include two sons, Darrell E. and wife, Brenda, Silver Spring, MD, Joseph A. and wife, Patty, Lawrence, KS; four grandchildren; Valerie Mallon, Deborah Allen, Jennifer Baker-Powers and Kimberly Rosel, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, including an identical twin.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County VNA, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or the hospice care facility in the donor’s area and mailed to Warren-McElwain Mortuary.