Barbara Louise (Hassinger) Baker, 87, of Farmer City, IL passed away at 4:40 PM, October 22, 2019 at her family residence, Farmer City, IL.


Services will be 3 PM, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Weldon Cemetery, Weldon, IL.  Visitation will be 1 – 3 PM, Saturday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the Barbara Baker Scholarship Fund for Little Galilee Christian Assembly.


Barbara was born August 6, 1932 in Clinton, IL the daughter of Robert and Bessie (Hale) Hassinger.  She married Dorwin Baker July 16, 1952 in Chicago, IL


Survivors include her husband, Dorwin Baker, Farmer City, IL; children:  Deborah (Bill) Carter, Nokomis, FL; Brenda Baker, Sarasota, FL; Beverly Healey, Powell, TN; Gary (Denise) Baker, Murfreesboro, TN; Doug (Jeannie) Baker, Ypsilanti, MI; Maria Clark and Iris Leiva, exchange students whom they thought of as their own children; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 granddaughter, Shayla Upchurch; 2 brothers:  Robert and James Hassinger; and cousin “sister”, Wilma Woodring.


Barbara graduated from radio electronics school in Omaha, NE.  She worked at John Warner Bank, State Farm Insurance, Illinois Central Railroad for 19 years, and UPS for 15 years.

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