August 30, 1927 - September 26, 2020
Thelma (Stidham) Baker Born August 30, 1927 in Yerkes, Kentucky Died September 26, 2020 at Regency Retirement Village Huntsville, Alabama at the age of 93. Preceded in death by her husband, Herman Baker, her parents Sam and Chole Stidham and 6 siblings ( Homer, Eugene, Ray, Roy, Delma and Darrel). She is survived by a brother, Arlie Stidham, Busy, KY; a sister, Dianna Howard, Hazard, KY; three children, Carolyn Rice, Huntsville, AL; Forrest Baker, Navarre, FL and Mulvin Baker Tampa, FL; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchild. Thelma was a charter member of the Rural St Church of Christ Austin, IN where she had resided for more than 50 years. Thelma lead an active life being a wife, mother, provider (retired from the Proving Grounds Charleston, IN), artist, small business owner, saver, giver, and above all a lover of Jesus Christ. Even though blind and immobile during her final years, she never stopped encouraging everyone to live a righteous and purposeful life. Not only did Thelma have a passion for quilting which all the family enjoyed, she loved flowers and vegetables making her an avid gardener, canner and a fantastic cook. Thelma graduated from Crothersville High School and attended college in Jackson Kentucky. She was a teacher and principal for a rural Leslie County elementary school where she focused on learning, daily nutrition and health. She was a lifetime supporter of the Frontier Nurses, Breckenridge College and all efforts contributing to women's and children's health. Services will be held at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, IN. October 3, 2020 - showing 10:30am - 12:30pm; Service immediately following. Internment will be in Madison, IN.
Thelma (Stidham) Baker Born August 30, 1927 in Yerkes, Kentucky Died September 26, 2020 at Regency Retirement Village Huntsville, Alabama at the age of 93. Preceded in death by her husband, Herman Baker, her parents Sam and Chole Stidham... View Obituary & Service Information
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Thelma (Stidham) Baker
Born August 30, 1927 in Yerkes, Kentucky
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