Tonya M. Baker, 59 of Clinton, IL, after a courageous battle with cancer passed away 8:30 AM July 3, 2019, at her family home in Clinton, IL.


Tonya was born June 11, 1960, in Decatur, IL the daughter of Larry and Nancy (Estes) Willcutt. Her Mother later married Wayne Tipsword and they raised her in Mt. Zion. She married John P. Baker April 11, 1983, in Clinton, IL.


Tonya had a wonderful voice and sang in many working bands in her younger years; Skyway, Slick City Band, HiJinx, Fast Forward to name a few. Later, singing with 4given, a Christian band.


We were blessed with a daughter, and she was Tonya’s pride and joy. They had many adventures shooting pictures and traveling the backroads of Illinois and across the US.


She worked for Macon Resources for the last 18 years and will be missed by her individuals and work family.


Survivors include her husband, John P. Baker, Clinton, IL, daughter, Megan Nicole Baker, Nashville, TN, siblings, Wayne (Lora) Tipsword, Mt. Zion, IL and Winnie Engel, Decatur, IL. Also, surviving are several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Duane and Brian Tipsword.


Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Rev. C. Don Ferrill officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the Weldon Springs Foundation.


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