Commonwealth Journal


August 22, 2013

Edna Baker

Edna Lowery Baker, 80, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital after an illness of two years. 
She was born on February 17, 1933 to the late James and Mary Ping Lowery in the Meece community of Pulaski County. Edna was united in marriage to Floyd Baker on August 20, 1949 in Somerset, Ky. She was a retired employee of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and formerly Somerset City Hospital where she worked in the dietary department. 
Edna was a faithful member of Heritage Hope Church of God and attended as long as her health permitted. She served her Lord and lived as a Christian each and every day. Her church was her life she had served as a volunteer in many activities of the Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and helping other in need. She was also a member of Senior Friends and enjoyed the tours the group took.  She especially enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens.
Edna is survived by her three children, Gary F. (and Sue) Baker, Rose Ann Wesley and Sharon Bishop (Robert), all of Somerset, Ky.; and two sisters, Virginia (and Edsel) Daws of Springboro, Ohio, and Elva Burton (Bobby Begley) of Somerset, Ky. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Courtney Jo   Boyd (and Brandon), Kendra Baker Layne, Gary Dewayne Congleton, Edward Jason Congleton, and Brian Storm Wesley. Thirteen grandchildren also survive.   
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister Eva Calhoun.
Visitation for Edna will be held today at the  chapel of Somerset Undertaking Co. after 6 p.m.  and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Heritage Hope Church of God.  
A service honoring the life of Edna Lowery Baker will be held at  Heritage Hope Church of God on Friday August 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Bro. Johnny Dunbar officiating.  
Burial will follow in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens.    
The family requests that expressions  of sympathy take the form of contributions to either the Backpack Fund of Heritage Hope Church of God or Gideon Bible Fund.   
Somerset Undertaking Company is in  charge of the arrangements.  
Condolences  may be sent to the family or  signing of the online register book at:

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    Viola Keith Nicholas was born Sept. 5, 1921 to the late William and Alice Jones Keith and she departed this life to her eternal home on April 7, 2014, having attained the age of 92 years.
    She was a devoted wife to the late Wesley Nicholas for 50 years. She was a faithful member at Grave Hill Baptist Church where she taught the Ladies Sunday School class for many years. She retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education. After retirement she served as a foster grandparent at Oakwood Training Facility for special needs children. She also volunteered at the Burnside Elementary preschool program, giving her time, talents and love to the 3 and 4 year old children whom she adored.
    Viola is survived by two daughters, Diana (and Austin) Alton, and Tana (and Tom) Chesney; one son, Rex Nicholas; and three brothers, Robert (and Barbara) Keith, Danny (and Ann) Keith, and David (and Ellen) Keith.  
    She was also blessed with many grandchildren and all were special to her.
    Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Nicholas and Gale Nicholas; two grandsons, Ricky Alton and Michael Nicholas; a granddaughter, Karen Alton Cogdill; and the following siblings: Alicie Super, Emerine Neeley, Mattie Keith, Maggie Godsey, Bertha Duncan, Clara Helton, Otis Keith, Clora Hardwick, Vergie Keith, Grover Keith, Mertie Yeskie, Lowell Keith, Joyce Sellers, Bill Keith, and Jim Keith; and the following step-siblings: Murphy Owens, Geneva Hill, Louise Fritts, and Reva Jones.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Darry Hatfield and Bro. Doyle Worley officiating.
    Burial will follow in the Grave Hill Cemetery.
    The family of Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The Grave Hill Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 85, Tateville, Ky. 42558, or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky. 42503.
    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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