Carol Elizabeth Baker

August 5, 1927September 17, 2012

Carol Elizabeth Ruple Baker, age 85 passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012.

She was the beloved wife of the late William James Baker, Mother of William C. Baker and Elizabeth I. Baker Lott, Grandmother of Landon Cole Lott, Ian Jude Lott, Isabella Andress Lott, Barron Priscilla Baker and Andress Simonne Baker, Daughter of the late Lucy Andress Ruple and Otis Ruple, Sister of Martha Sue Ruple Beebe and the late Col. Charles Otis Ruple. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 21, at Arlington Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors with Rev. Bruce Murphy officiating.

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  • Graveside Service Friday, September 21, 2012

Carol Elizabeth Baker

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St. Joseph Hospice

September 28, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Camille Robertson Helms

September 20, 2012

I have wonderful early childhood memories of James & Carol. I thought they were so much fun to be around. Carol was always so beautiful and James was funny. As a little girl, I loved being around them. May God bless each of you with wonderful memories and the comfort of His presence.

September 20, 2012

We are saddened by the loss of dear Aunt Carol and wish we could be with you at this time. Steve and I, along with Andrew and Audrey, extend our sympathy to William and Elizabeth and their wonderful families. Our thoughts, prayers and positive energy are with you all. We love you.
Ann and Steve Ruple (Fairfield, CT)

Betty Puterbaugh-Clay

September 20, 2012

I wish to extend our condolences to all of the family of Carol Baker.
She was a devoted mother to her children, a proud grandmother and a loyal and loving wife to James Baker. I think about how Uncle James and Aunt Carol met in school in El Dorado and were together always throughout their lives. My mother is Geneva Puterbaugh, brother to William James Baker. I remember visiting Uncle James and Aunt Carol several summers as I was growing up. We had moved to California. Aunt Carol was always either on the go shopping, picking up William and Elizabeth or planning her next gourmet meal. She cooked gourmet dinners for the family. She could tackle any recipe with joy and ease.

Thinking of all of and Aunt Carol and still .....of Uncle James
Betty Puterbaugh-Clay , lst cousin to William and Elizabeth