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Jo Ann Baker

Jo Ann Baker, 89 of Searcy passed away Sunday, April 12th at Providence Assisted Living. She was born October 20, 1925 in Sweetwater, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.A. and Ina Rosenquest of Breckenridge, Texas and a brother, John A. Rosenquest.

Jo Ann was a member of First Baptist Church in Kensett. She retired from Remington Rand. For the past fifteen years she served as a member of the White County Medical Center Auxiliary and loved her time spent as a volunteer.

Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband of 68 years, Lilburn Baker; three sons, John E. Baker (Gale) of Fence Lake, New Mexico, Aaron Baker (Karen) of Rose Bud, Arkansas, Ron Baker (Terri) of Batesville, Arkansas; nine grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Kensett First Baptist Church with Bro. Joe Clement officiating.
Interment will be at White County Memorial Gardens.
In Lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Arkansas Baptist Children's Home, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

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  • Visitation

    April 15, 2015
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    April 16, 2015
    10:00 AM

    Kensett First Baptist Church

    308 W. Wilbur Mills Ave
    Kensett, AR
    (501) 742-3520

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I am so sorry for your loss. The Bakers lived across the street from me on Aztec in Searcy. They were delightful neighbors. I will be praying for all of you.

Posted by Jennifer Hurd - College Station, TX - Former neighbor   April 18, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my prayers.
God Bless,
Lisa (Melissa)McKenzie Bradley

Posted by Lisa Bradley (Melissa McKenzie) - McKinney, TX - High School classmate   April 15, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I met Joann when I work in Medical Records and she volunteered at White County Medical Center. A sweeter lady you will never find than Joann. I know she will be missed. Prayers for the family. Ann

Posted by Ann Johnson - Chapel Hill, TN - friend   April 14, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I heard last night of the passing of Mrs. Jo Ann. My heart breaks for her family. The world and this community has lost a gem. She was funny, had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody in need or just because... I had the honor of being a friend and whenever I saw her, whether at the hospital or around town, she always greated me with a hug... May God comfort Mr. Lilburn and her family. She will be missed--terribly...Gonna miss her smile.

Posted by Pat Sanford - friend   April 14, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I never saw Jo Ann without a big smile on her face. I got to know her when my parents started volunteering at the hospital. She served many people, and brightened up their day with her beautiful smile. May God surround her loved ones with His love and comfort them during this time of loss.

Posted by Dianna Meeks - Searcy, AR   April 13, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM