Barbara N. (Wilcox) Baker

May 5, 1939 ~ November 26, 2020 (age 81)


Barbara N. Baker, 81, of Benton passed away Thursday morning, November 26, 2020 at StoneBridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Benton.
She was born in Franklin County, IL on May 5, 1939, the daughter of Norman Edward & Dortha Marie (Blanton) Wilcox.
She was married to Donald Eugene Baker, and Mr. Baker and their son: Sean Eugene Baker preceded her in death on March 9, 2014.
Mrs. Baker began her career at the State Bank of Whittington on January 1, 1977, she was promoted to Assistant Cashier in 1979, and advanced to Vice President in 2004. Mrs Baker retired from the bank on August 6, 2008, having worked as a Clerk, Teller, Loan Officer, Bookkeeper, in Human Resources and Vice President. She was a lady who truly did it all.
Mrs. Baker is survived by:
3 Grandchildren: Anya, Raven & Payton and Great Grandchildren
Several Nieces & Nephews
Her Dear Friend & Angel to the Family: Vickie Blake
Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Son, Sister-Doretta & by 4 Brothers: Ralph, Tom, Ferda & Jim and an infant daughter.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 29th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington at a later date. Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral home.
We are limited to 10 people in our building at a time. We ask everyone attending to be considerate of others and practice social distancing and masks are recommended.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, because of Barbara's love for animals.
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November 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
November 29, 2020

7:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


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13163 Oddfellow Lane, Benton IL 62812
Tel: 1-618-439-9197

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