Loretta A Baker

May 16, 1941August 4, 2013

Loretta A. “Retta”, “Rett” Baker, age 72 of Massillon, formerly of Canton, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Laurels of Massillon.

She was born May 16, 1941 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late William and Catherine (Angel) Porter. Loretta was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kathleen and granddaughter, Wendy. She is survived by her children, Judith Haring (Joe Sutherland) of Canton, Lora Baker of Massillon, Robert Baker, Jr. of Virginia, and Edward Duane Baker of Massillon; 17 grandchildren;18 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Rogers, Martha Miller, Janet Ackley; brothers, Ralph Porter, Larry Porter, William Lambert, and William Allen Rudy; great uncles, Jim and Richard Angel; aunts, Clara R. Combs, Regina Smith, Elizabeth Lombari; special cousin, Edna Baker; and special friends, Randy Allen and Dave Whitacre.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home with Pastor Harold Blaylock officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6-9pm Tuesday (TONIGHT) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, New Life Tabernacle, Karlo-Libby Funeral Home or Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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September 18, 2013

love you aunt loretta , hope elvis has his gym shoes on ,,,,,,,

donna utt

August 13, 2013

loretta i will miss you ill never forget all the good times we had back in the day may god bless you and your family

August 11, 2013

Loretta, I never got to spend much time with you, but at David's funeral, I felt a closeness with you that will last a life time. I know you are walking with the angles and you will feel no more hurt or unhappyness. I will miss you.

Your sister-in-law, Carol Osburn, Amarillo, Texas

Judith Haring

August 10, 2013

Dear Mom, I love you an Miss you with all my heart, I will miss the days we sit up all night talking. Mom your beautiful smile will remain in my thoughts an your laughter to keep me laughing. No one can take your support an memories from me, we were closer than any one will ever know, my love will be with you always One day we will be together again I Love an Miss you Mom number 1 Daughter Judith Ann Haring

Diane Chambers

August 9, 2013

Loretta you will be miss by all who loved you. May God Bless you and comfort your family.

Cheryl smith

August 8, 2013

Loretta was an old friend back in the days I worked at Red Head, Edna, I know you will miss her. My deepest sympathy to you and her family.

cyrena broyles

August 7, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Autumn Bozarth

August 7, 2013

We've never met, spoke, or laughed, and for that I am sorrowful. I've only recently come to get to know this part of the family, the other half of me, and I am very sorry that we will not get that chance. Rest now, peacefully with your Lord. Maybe one day we will meet beyond this Earth. With love, Autumn.

August 6, 2013

Loretta, you will always be in my heart. Though we have not been able to spend time together in recent years, the memories of years past will always stay with me. You did so much to help with our family.When none of us drove a car, you helped us get around. I got my first experiences at babysitting, watcing your kids. When the others of us could not be there you looked after Mom. Judy, Lora, Bobby and Eddie, and all of the grandchildren, I pray for you to have peace in your hearts, and the strength to go on with out your Mother and Grandmother. Love, your little sis. Janet and family, John, Kayla Ackley. Your stepdad Clarence, and Brother Allen Rudy

August 6, 2013

Judy & Family:

We are so sorry for your loss, we love you and are here for you!
Much love,
Your work family at CBSC, Inc.