Nancy L. Baker 78 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:30 PM March 20, 2020, at Heritage Health and Rehab, Bloomington, IL.


Private graveside services will be Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Weldon Cemetery with Ernie Harvey, Jr.. officiating.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is handling the arrangements. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled in the near future. 


Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer Association or Heritage Health and Rehab.


Nancy was born September 10, 1941, in Farmer City, IL the daughter of Elman and Lou Ree Rittenhouse. She married John R. Baker on June 19, 1960, in Farmer City, IL.


Survivors include her husband, John R. Baker, Clinton, IL, children, Linden (Lisa) Baker, Clinton, IL; Connie (Tom) Cooper, Clinton, IL; Carol (Pat) Halihan, Hudson, IL;

6 grandchildren, Brandon (Amanda) Baker, Megan (Josh) Ellis, Cortney (Dan) Green, Collin Halihan, Caitlin Halihan, Wyatt Cooper; 4 great-grandchildren Kyleigh Baker, Hazel Mae Rathbun, Mattalynn Baker, and James Patrick Rathbun; siblings, Bill (Shirley) Rittenhouse, Farmer City, IL; Martha (Ed) Gillispie (DeKalb, IL); Glen (Rita) Rittenhouse, Pekin, IL; sister-in-law Jenny Rittenhouse, Clinton, IL; brother-in-law Arlen Isaacs, Mt. Zion, IL; brother-in-law Bill (Sandy) Baker Foley, MO; and sister-in-law Sandy Rockhold, Clinton, IL.


She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Raymond Rittenhouse and Thomas Rittenhouse and two sisters Irene Oakley and Laura Isaacs.


Nancy co-owned Bakers ITCO and Bakers True Value with her loving husband John and retired from Gibson Ace Hardware in 2000. She was a member of the First Christian Church and enjoyed her time with family, camping, and playing cards. 


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