Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO


Ronald Lee Baker

September 22, 1959June 30, 2020

Ronald Lee Baker, 60, of Fulton, MO passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his home near Fulton, MO.

Ronald was born on September 22, 1959 in Fulton, MO the son of Clyde Thomas Baker and Carol (Higgins) Baker who preceded him in death. He graduated from New Bloomfield High School in 1978. Ron retired in 2010 from MODOT as an operator after 30 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith, an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his family.

Survivors include: one son, Justin Baker of Fulton, MO and his mother, Jamie Onger of Indianapolis, IN; special friend and companion, Cheryl Vandeloecht and her children, Tyler Gilleland and Matt West and families. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Baker and one sister, Beverly Rothove.

Graveside services and burial will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton, MO with Rev. Bruce Williamson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to JCMG Oncology OR Owl Creek Gun Club, c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St, Fulton, MO 65251.

A special thank you to Hospice Compassus, Dr. Shadi Haddadin and JCMG Oncology staff for the love, compassion and care of our father.


  • Matt West, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Gilleland, Pallbearer
  • Kelly Baker, Pallbearer
  • Justin Reckner, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Irwin, Pallbearer
  • Eric Davis, Pallbearer
  • Dan Kemper, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020


Ronald Lee Baker

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Patsy Higgins

July 2, 2020

Justin, we are sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a good one. We hadn’t seen him much in the last few years but have many memories of him growing up. Aunt Kathy Hamilton and I are out of town so will miss the service. Our best to all. Aunt Pat Higgins

Lisa Garrett

July 1, 2020

One of the greatest and kindest men I have ever known! He was soft spoken, but enjoyed a good conversation over anything with anyone. He was always willing to help in any way he could. Ron took great care of the people he loved, including his animals. Once you met him you were his friend for life. I have enjoyed much time with him and Cheryl on the farm and him taking me deer hunting, just so I could go hunting. There is nothing he wouldn't do for a friend. He loved Cheryl with his whole heart and let her know it often. I will miss my friend, but take comfort in the fact he is peaceful now and no longer suffering physically. I pray that God comforts Cheryl, her family, Justin, and his family knowing what a great man he was and all the treasured memories they have with him.

Jerry Giboney

June 30, 2020

I worked with Ron years ago,and occasionally talked to him when he was cruising down the road. He was a quiet person,yet a very likable person. I am very sorry for your loss and pray for your family. I as well will miss him very much. God Bless


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