OBITUARY

Laurie Lee Baker

December 15, 1953May 11, 2022
Obituary of Laurie Lee Baker
Laurie Lee Baker, age 68, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 11th after her 4 year long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was surrounded by her husband and four children. Laurie was born in Kansas City, MO on December 15th 1953 to parents Leonard “Bud” Meyers and Marian Holman. She was born and raised in Parkville, MO and was a Park Hill High School graduate. Later Laurie would graduate from Park University, summa cum laude with a major in biochemistry. She went on to work for the Environmental Protection Agency as a chemist for 13 years before retiring. Laurie married her sweetheart Michael James Baker on September 30th 1978 and soon welcomed their 4 children and set about teaching them. Her children remember her as a gentle and kind mother who encouraged them to chase their dreams. Laurie was an accomplished musician, mastering the piano, clarinet, and had a beautiful singing voice. She also gave piano lessons to others including her daughter Rachel. She was passionate about changing the world through Christ and was an active and dedicated member of Harmony Vineyard Church. Laurie often volunteered on the prayer team, women's ministry and the unwed mothers group. She was a prayer warrior for her family, church, and all she knew. She took several mission trips to Estonia and spent much time praying for the hospital in Zambia, Africa. Laurie served Jesus with all her heart and soul. Her hobbies included jewelry making, card design, and antiquing. Laurie is preceded in death by her parents Bud Myers and Marian Holman and her husband’s parents, Carl and Wanda Baker. Laurie is survived by her husband Michael James Baker and their 4 children, Rachel Michelle Achille, Kristin Lee Baker, Eric James Baker, Matthew James Baker and wife Jennifer Loree Baker, brother Gregg Myers and sister Tutti Miller, and 6 grandchildren, Gabriella, Anthony, Vincent, Dominic, Hanna and Kamiah. A visitation for Laurie will be held Monday, May 16, 2022 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, the funeral service will start at 6:30pm both at Harmony Vineyard Church, 600 NE 46th St., Kansas City, MO 64116. A committal service will occur Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd., Leavenworth, KS 66048. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Laurie's memory may be made to Parkinson's Foundation, by mail at 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami , Florida 33131, or online by going to: https://secure3.convio.net/prkorg/site/Donation2?10243.donation=form1&df_id=10243&mfc_pref=T. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.dwnwhitechapel.com for the Baker family.

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  • FAMILY

  • Leonard "Bud" Myers Father (deceased)
  • Marian Holman Mother (deceased)
  • Gregg Myers Brother
  • Tutti Miller Sister
  • Carl Baker Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Wanda Baker Mother-in-law (deceased)
  • Michael James Baker Husband
  • Rachel Michelle Achille Daughter
  • Kristin Lee Baker Daughter
  • Eric James Baker Son
  • Matthew James Baker Son
  • Jennifer Loree Baker Daughter-in-law
  • Gabriella Grandchild
  • Anthony Grandchild
  • Vincent Grandchild
  • Dominic Grandchild
  • Hanna Grandchild
  • Kamiah Grandchild

Past Services

Monday, May 16, 2022

Visitation

Monday, May 16, 2022

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Committal Service