Mildred Jane Baker, 92, of Martinsville, went to her heavenly home on Jan. 19, 2018 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. She was born April 8, 1925 in Indianapolis, to the late Rev. Forrest P. Feazel and Dorothy (Baxter) Feazel Kiser.
Mildred was a Manuel High School graduate and attended Wesleyan University in Marion. Her hobbies included sewing, cooking, traveling and playing the church piano and organ. She enjoyed helping with her husband's ministry, teaching Sunday School, youth leadership classes, events and church activities.
She worked as a receptionist for Central Coil and Grassyfork Fisheries in Martinsville and Pittman-Moore (Dow Chemical), All-State Insurance and Atkins Saw in Indianapolis. Mildred also worked at Camp Atterbury Army Map Office during WWII, constructing overseas maps.
She attended Bethel Wesleyan Church in Martinsville and was a member of the New Life Community Wesleyan Church in Mooresville.
On Oct. 31, 1948 she married Rev. John T. Baker; he preceded her in death on May 2, 2004. She leaves behind her loving family including her daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Paul Galvin of Lebanon; grandsons, Jason D. and Jeremy A. Galvin; and sister, Edna Hutslar of Martinsville.
Mildred was preceded in death by her daughters, Pamela K. and Kimberly S. Baker; grandchildren, Steffanie L. and Justin D. Galvin; and sister, Damzel Allen.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center. A service celebrating Mildred's life will begin Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home in Martinsville. She will be laid to rest beside her late husband following the service at Centennial Cemetery in Martinsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Wesleyan Church, Alzheimer's Association or to one's charity of choice, c/o Neal & Summers, 110 E. Poston Rd., Martinsville, IN 46151. Memories and condolences may be shared with Mildred's family at www.nealandsummers.com.
Published on January 22, 2018