Commonwealth Journal

August 22, 2013

Edna Baker


Commonwealth Journal

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:
        www.somersetundertaking.com