PLAINVILLE — LeRoy “Bake” Edgar Baker, 82, passed away peacefully Sunday at his home in Plainville in the presence of his family. Born Nov. 18, 1929, in Terre Haute, LeRoy was the son of Stanley and Myrtle (Bernhardt) Baker. LeRoy attended high school in Cory, Ind., where he was a member of the school’s basketball team. After graduating in 1947 from Perry Township High School in Cory, LeRoy was trained in radiologic technology at Terre Haute. Following his schooling he worked at Union Hospital in Terre Haute and Greene County Hospital in Linton before making his 41-year career at Daviess Community Hospital as x-ray technologist and did CAT scans and was manager of the hospital’s department of radiology. He also completed a 4-year electronic technology course in Bloomington. He retired from Daviess Community Hospital in 1992. He married Vera Jean (Riggins) Baker on Aug. 23, 1958, in Odon. He was an active member of the Odon United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir prior to his illness, and the Crusaders Sunday school class. LeRoy enjoyed a full life, serving as past master of the Plainville Masonic Lodge No. 678 F. and A.M., a member of the Plainville Order of Eastern Star where he served as worthy patron beside his wife’s service as worthy matron. He was appointed to the Plainville town board in the late 60s and served on that board for 28 years, including tenure as the board president. Additionally, he served on the Ketcham Memorial Nursing Home board as well as the North Daviess High School Band Boosters. He held club memberships in the Bogard Gun Club and the National Rifle Association. He was an excellent marksman and represented the state of Indiana on a state rifle competitive team. He was a ham radio operator and also had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying small aircraft for many years. He shared a passion for camping and world travel with his family and was able to travel all of the United States, including Hawaii and an eight-week camping excursion to Alaska. His travels extended to Canada, the Holy Lands, and Cairo, Egypt. LeRoy is survived by his wife; three daughters, Marcia O’Nan of Bowling Green, Marla (Scott) Stevens of Brookville, and Nelda (Terry) Chestnut of Princeton; nine grandchildren, Megan (Trenity) Shaw, Tiffaney (Andy) Hamm, Tonya Weber, Ryan Weber, Chrissy (Joshua) Harlan, Reghan and Nicholas Stevens, MacKenzie and Ashleigh Chestnut. His great-grandchildren include Kiersten and Lynkin Teegarden, Treasa and Trevor Shaw, Jayden and Kayla Hamm and Dalton Harlan; and a sister, Bonnie Neier of Coatesville. He is preceded in death by his parents. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Odon United Methodist Church, with Pastor Lonny Goen and Rev. Bill Helms officiating. Burial will be in Raglesville Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m., and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, 941 E. 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Arrangements are being made through Gill Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
Nov. 18, 1929 - Aug. 12, 2012
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