Brenda Joyce Baker

Passed away on August 17, 2010

Brenda Joyce Baker, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, after a six month battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. She died peacefully with her family by her side.

Brenda was born in Mayfield, Ky., the only child of Raymond and Linda Galloway. She spent most of her life in Belleville, Ill., and worked as a dispatcher for the Illinois Power Company for over 30 years. She eventually settled in Tulsa, Okla., where she spent her retirement with her two dogs (kids) Zoe and Zack. She enjoyed golfing, playing with her dogs and spending time with her friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Melissa (Mark) Jolly and Deanna (Jim) Caniga; four loving grandsons, Grant and Brett Jolly, and Brandon and Tyler Caniga: and a cousin, Reggie Byrd.

Condolences may be offered at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 77 Westport Plaza, Ste. 101, St. Louis, Mo. 63146.

Visitation: Friends may call from 2 p.m. until time of service, Saturday, Aug. 28th, 2010, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois


  • Visitation Saturday, August 28, 2010
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 28, 2010

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Georgia Mustin

September 21, 2010

In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

Sue Jolly Van Sant

August 28, 2010

Brenda was always so kind and good to us. We will miss her. Sue Jolly Van Sant

Susan Coldon

August 27, 2010

May your special memories always live in your heart and bring you comfort and peace. Many years we work together in the Belleville area and sharing a game of golf in Decatur