Carle E. Baker Sr.

November 26, 1920November 8, 2010

Carle E. Baker, Sr., 89, of Gardner, KS, died peacefully on November 8, 2010, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Overland Park, KS. A celebration of his life will be held at the Prince of Peace Chapel in Resurrection Cemetery, 8321 Quivera Rd, Lenexa, KS at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.

Carle was born November 26, 1920 in Hulbert, OK in the family hotel to Ollie Beanstock Scott and Austin Denver Baker and grew up during the days of the Great Depression. Because of his father’s work, his family traveled from town to town; by the time he graduated from high school, he had attended 41 different schools. He was a 1937 graduate of Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson, Kansas He served in the United States Army, stationed in various locations during World War II, including one year as a White House guard, where he befriended President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his dog, Falla. In 1947, he met and married Martha Grace Chadwick in Hutchinson, KS, establishing a home and raising their five children. Working at Security Grain Elevator as Superintendent, he was involved with the filming of the motion picture, Picnic, becoming good friends with the star, William Holden. In 1960, Carle took the Superintendent’s position at Producer’s Grain Elevator in Amarillo, TX, where he became V. P. Operations until retirement in 1982. Carle was a voracious reader, a wonderful storyteller (some real whoppers) and enjoyed a good game of golf. He also enjoyed writing poetry and could play a mean guitar.

Carle was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Buster Hammond, his sister, Phyllis Stowers, his son, Damon Scott Baker, and his wife, Marty.

He is survived by his children, Carle Baker, Jr (Marie-Therese) of Stilwell, KS, Linus Baker (Terri) of Stilwell, KS, Shannon Cavner (Randy) of Gardner, KS and Tye Baker of Grandview, MO, and his sister, Barbie Smith of Valdosta, GA. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Candice Sanchez, Karli Weese (Luke), Janele Rohlmeier (Mike), Jami Nato (Mark), Audrey Baker (Zach), Andrew Baker, Courtney Wuellner (Kyle), Jason Baker, Chance Baker, Grant Baker, Keaton Baker, Dakota Ellis, Maggie Baker, Shadow Ellis, Grason Cavner, Kate Cavner and 8 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunrise Assisted Living in Overland Park, KS, the Odyssey Hospice team and Michael Priddy.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Billie Jo Wirick

November 16, 2010

Carl and Marie-Therese--so sorry for your loss. Senior was a great guy ---was such a joy to visit with when he came in the office. He always made us SMILE!! Take care and many prayers being sent your way to help ease your heartache.

November 11, 2010

Carle and Marie-Therese, All of us at Martin Family Dentistry are sorry for your loss. What a guy! We know you will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mark & Marsha Barrett

November 11, 2010

Senior was truly one of a kind. Several great memories come to mind, especially the trip to Colorado with our dads. Senior was so excited to be able to charge our room for liquor since Carle would not let him charge to their room. We will miss Senior and his humor, and our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Jack Hill

November 10, 2010

Carle - Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved father. May God greatly bless you and family in your time of grief.

November 10, 2010

Linny, my condolences go out to you and your family. My brother and I went to Amarillo High with Damon and you. We spent many a weekend at the Baker Hog Farm. We were there to help clean up after the barn fire. I am sorry to see that Damon passed away. Again, my condolences to you and your family. Thomas D.(Hogue) Turnbow

November 9, 2010

We are so sorry to hear about "Dad". He loved his family, was a joy to be around, and will leave many wonderful memories to family and friends. He lead an exciting life, was proud of the many things he did, and we will miss him and talk about him often. Our sympathy to all of the family.
Judy and John

November 9, 2010

Carle, MT & family, we're sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, but you are fortunate he had such a full life and those memories will be with you forever. He was a dandy. I always enjoyed visiting with the "old-timer" as I called him, and even though you never knew where the conversation would go, it usually brought a smile or laughter. I'll miss him. One thing for sure, the good Lord will not be making any more like him. Les & Maribeth Burns

November 9, 2010

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family through this time.
Rick Keeton

Michael Sanchez

November 9, 2010

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

November 9, 2010

Linny,Terri and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember the Thanksgiving memories with your Dad, Linny. What colorful and interesting stories he could tell! And what a sense of humor! We wish we could be there with you all but, know that we are praying for the Lord to bring His peace and comfort. Love, Kenneth and Frances Seymour and Benny and Donna Pope and family