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James Baker

Monday, November 8, 2004

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James Andy Baker, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 7, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born Dec. 14, 1918, at Clines Island, son of the late James M. and Lottie Curd Baker, he was the assistant night foreman at Himmelburger-Harrison until ill health forced his retirement in 1977. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Sikeston Lodge 310 AF&AM and the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114. He was also a member of the Clines Island General Baptist Church.

On April 14, 1949, he married Mildred Evans who survives of the home in Cape Girardeau.

Other survivors include: one daughter, Sherrie Morris of Cape Girardeau; two grandsons, Tim Morris of Cape Girardeau and James A. "Jim" Morris of Poplar Bluff; and one great-grandson, Aden Morris of Sikeston.

Preceding him in death were four brothers, John Baker, George Baker, Verner Baker and Joseph Baker; and three sisters, Mollie Baker, Pearl Cook and Anna Chrisman.

Visitation is from noon Wednesday until time for services at 2 p.m. at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Dr. Rick Ramsey, pastor of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery at Morley.