August 4, 2020
Mrs. Gladys Ruth Vaughan Baker, age 93, of Scotts Hill, Tennessee, departed this life Monday morning, August 4, 2020, in ICU at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Mrs. Baker, the only daughter of Edd Hamilton and Ella Mae Ervin Vaughan, was born December 16, 1926, on the George William Vaughan, Sr. farm in the Shandy Community. She lived most of her adult life in the Walnut Grove and Ebenezer Communities, about ten years in Florida, about ten years in Scotts Hill, and about three years in Southern Oaks Assisted Living in Henderson. She laughed and joked, with that mischievous twinkle in her eye, she had traveled more in the last three years than all of the rest of her life. Many times she would be on the road three times, occasionally four times a week, traveling to various life-essential, and at times, life-saving doctor’s appointments and hospitalizations, always accompanied and chauffeured by her eldest daughter. Mrs. Baker was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who worked most of her adult life, both in Hardeman County and Florida, and retired from Hardeman Garment Corporation in Bolivar. Her favorite pastime was gardening, and she was an expert with a very green thumb. Gardenias and roses were her passion, but all of her beautiful flowers gave her great joy. She was also a wonderful country cook who never failed to serve delicious holiday feasts to her family, and remembered the birthday of each family member with a special made-to-order meal. Her most requested menu items were Chicken and Dumplings, and her Chocolate and Pecan Pies. She bravely fought and survived numerous bouts of cancer. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Joe Joe Baker, whom she married December 28, 1945, in Corinth, Mississippi. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Patricia Baker Lambert (John-deceased) of Silerton and Deborah Elaine Baker Haberski (Steve) of Imlay City, Michigan; a son, Joed Anthony Baker (fiancé Lisa) of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama; eight grandchildren, Carmen Camille Lambert Claybrook (Stephen), Stephanie Elaine Haberski Abke (Dave), Derek Stephen Haberski (Tonya), Charles Lewis Haberski (Bethany), Kirk Alan Haberski (Sophia), Joed Anthony Baker, II (Chandis), Jonathan William Baker (Kim) and James Hamilton Baker (Brittany); and 11 great grandchildren, Darby Dean YuanHai Claybrook and Henry Stephen FuLi Claybrook, Izabella Mazie and Jazmine Sierra Haberski, Riley Nicole and Nicholas Richard Abke, Hunter Henrik Haberski, Lewis Wayne Haberski, Dakota Anthony Baker, John Luke Hamilton Baker and Hazel Christine Baker. The family requests memorial donations in Mrs. Baker's name be made to the American Cancer Society or the Ebenezer Cemetery Fund. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mrs. Ruth Baker, age 93, of Scotts Hill, Tennessee, please visit our Sympathy Store. When attending visitation or services for Mrs. Baker, please consider the following guidelines: * Maintain 6 feet between yourself and the next closest person; * Refrain from hugs and handshakes; * When you sneeze or cough, use your elbow to cover your nose and mouth; * Wash your hands often; * Avoid touching your face; and * Minimize time spent in places where people gather. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and consideration.
Mrs. Gladys Ruth Vaughan Baker, age 93, of Scotts Hill, Tennessee, departed this life Monday morning, August 4, 2020, in ICU at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Mrs. Baker, the only daughter of Edd Hamilton and Ella Mae Ervin Vaughan,... View Obituary & Service Information
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