Lindsey Funeral Homes - Weyers Cave

982 Keezletown Road, Weyers Cave, VA


Hensel Willard Baker

November 7, 1924June 17, 2019

Hensel Willard Baker, 94, of Weyers Cave passed away on Monday June 17, 2019 at Bridgewater Home.

He was born on November 7, 1924 in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Hensel William and Etta Belle Meyerhoeffer Baker.

Hensel was a graduate of Weyers Cave High School and one of the first members of St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ where he served as treasurer. He was an accountant for Bosserman, Alt, James and Stickley Accountants, now P. B. Mares. Hensel was instrumental in the Grottoes Little League and was a member of the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club, with nearly 50 years of perfect attendance; he was also active in the Augusta County Democratic party. He also was a master woodworker and furniture maker.

On October 26, 1946 he married Viola Miller Baker, who preceded him in death on June 8, 2008.

He is survived by a daughter, Jane Young of Bridgewater; one son, Kevin Baker of Weyers Cave; eight grandchildren, Cheryl Sheets Smith, Robert Sheets, Carrissa Coffman, Amanda Chittum, Stephen Dale Leslie, Jr., Amber, Derrick and Seth Baker; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, He was also preceded in death by daughters, Gayle Marie Baker, Cynthia Puffenbarger; and his siblings, Violet Marie Rhinehart, Janie Catherine Baker, Erma Franklin Baker and Irene Baker Smith.

Friends may visit at the home of Kevin Baker at any time, or after the memorial service at the church. Honoring his wishes, he will be cremated and there will not be a viewing.

A memorial service will be held 2 pm, Saturday, June 22, 2019 at St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ, with Rev. Doyle Payne and Rev. Marilyn Smith Heishman officiating. Private burial will be held earlier in the day at St. Paul Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s UCC, 6997 Faughts Rd., Mt. Crawford, VA 22841 or to St. Paul Cemetery, 8262 Bluebird Hill, Weyers Cave, VA 24486, in his memory.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.


  • Members of the Weyers Cave Ruritan Club, Honorary Pallbearers

  • St. Andrew's United Church of Christ
  • St. Paul Cemetery



  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 22, 2019


  • Friends may call at the home of Kevin Baker or at the church following the memorial service, Private Burial


Hensel Willard Baker

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Lori Hitt

June 19, 2019

To Hensel's family -
Sure enjoyed visiting with Mr. Baker each year during tax season for the last 30+ years. He was always kind and considerate! Always up to speed on current events and new tax laws or changes. He was a friend to my father, who worked at Valley Blox in Harrisonburg for many years. Boy could they tell some stories!
Sympathy and prayers for all family members.
Lori & Brian Hitt
Richard & Fay Higgs

william sanger

June 19, 2019

I remember Hensel well after working with him at Bosserman, Alt, James & Stickley. Hensel was a very nice person, always cheerful and friendly. I have very nice memories of Hensel . Bill Sanger

Penny Whitecotton

June 18, 2019

You were my partner selling chicken with the Ruritan club the past 4.5 years. I refused selling unless you were with me as we made a great team. Im gonna miss you so much!

I learned so much from you, especially about the history of Weyers Cave and accounting.

I am so honored to have met you through the Ruritan club and call you my friend. RIP❤

Amber Baker

June 18, 2019

I love and miss u so much grandaddy!! R.I.P.!!