Frances M. Baker
Frances M. Baker, 81, of Riverton, died at 9:27 am, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born October 7, 1938, in Philadelphia, IL to Earl and Nellie (Stewart) Norris. She married Orville Baker, Jr. August 10, 1966 and he preceded her in death August 4, 2017.
Also preceding Frances in death are her parents; one son, Earl Francis Davis; four brothers, Milburn, Herbert, Harold, and Earl “Butch” Norris; and one sister, Mary Wagner.
Survivors include her two children, Lana (Tony) Laughhunn of Sherman and David (Rita) Baker of Riverton; daughter-in-law, Joan Davis of Champaign; seven grandchildren, Zachary Davis of Azel, TX, Mackenzie Davis of Waverly, TN, Nathaniel Laughhunn of Williamsville, Jacob Laughhunn of Quincy, Caleb Laughhunn of Sherman, Joshua Laughhunn of Sherman, and Simon Baker of Riverton; her beloved Boston Terrier dog, Chester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frances lived in Riverton for 37 years. She retired from the State of Illinois as a Registered Nurse working in various agencies. She was a woman of Christian faith and attended church and bible study at Riverton Christian Church.
Frances loved to bake, quilt, and go to garage sales. She enjoyed creating floral arrangements and gardening. She was an avid reader. Frances was very charitable. She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family.
Visitation: 5 – 7 pm, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Pastor Tony Laughhunn officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia Society or American Diabetes Association.