Mary Diane Baker

February 2, 1944 ~ December 25, 2020 (age 76)


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Mary Diane Baker of Pierceton, Indiana passed away at 2:32 p.m. on Friday, Christmas Day 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne, Indiana at the age of 76.

She was born on February 2, 1944 in Warsaw, Indiana to Almeta Louise (Yarman) Faulkner and Raymond Dee Faulkner.  On February 2, 1964 she was married to Larry Eugene Baker.  They raised two children and shared 56 years of marriage together before she passed away. 

Mary was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana where she was a 1962 graduate of Pierceton, High School.  Upon graduating she attended Ravenscroft Beauty School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduating in 1963.  She owned and operated her own beauty shop until she retired in the early 90’s.  She was always known as being a very kind and hospitable person.  The most important part of her life was her family, they meant the world to her.  She especially loved to play cards with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Mary will forever be remembered as a loving wife, sister, mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed by everyone. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband:  Larry Eugene Baker (Pierceton, Indiana); daughter:  Aleta (Chauncey) Smith (Pierceton, Indiana); five grandchildren:  Dustin (Carla) Baker; Brooks (Tyler) Smith; Jared (Taylor) Smith; Christopher (Rachel) Baker; Heather (Matt) Baker; eight great-grandchildren; and her brother:  Devon (Linda) Faulkner (Warsaw, Indiana).  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Shawn Baker in 2020.           

Friends and family are invited to visit from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.  Mary will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Cemetery in Pierceton, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be directed to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 678572, Dallas, Texas  75267-8572 and would be appreciated by the family. 

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January 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

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