Obituary-Jean Baker

Jean Baker, 82, a lifetime resident in ldana, Kansas was born August 15, 1939, in Clay Center the daughter of Millard Franklin “Pete” and Rachel “Irene” (Hine) Fyfe. She died June 9, 2022 in Topeka, KS.
She attended the ldana Grade School and Clay Center High School. Upon graduation, she worked for Elmer Anderson Law firm for 27 years. Jean then started her own business, Jean Baker Tax Service. She continued to work until 2019, maybe just once or twice a year, as she loved her work and the contact with friends.
In 1957 she married Robert Baker, they later divorced. To this union she had the joy of one daughter, Bobbi Jean.
Jean was a lifelong member of the ldana Presbyterian Church. She always believed she had her own reserved seat. It was her strong faith that carried her through her life.
She loved spending time with family and friends. The family vacation had become a highlight of the summer. She so treasured that time. Oh, how she loved playing cards and winning and that always included visiting and having good food. Jean was definitely a “pillar” of strength and support to her family and friends. She was a good listener but also didn’t hesitate to offer advice.
Jean was a loving sister, mother, life partner, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She is survived by her partner and best friend of 47 years, Everett Burt. Also surviving are her three grandchildren-Scott Peterson, Spencer Peterson, Stacey Harding and husband Charles, six great grandchildren, three sisters- Karen Starkey, Janet Cyre, and Cheryl Hawkinson and husband Jon, nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her daughter, Bobbi Jean Peterson, her parents, and beloved brother, Richard Fyfe.
Funeral Services: Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Idana First Presbyterian Church in Idana, KS
Services will live stream at the link below
Minister: Rev. Scott Lingle
Burial: Idana Cemetery, Idana, KS
Visitation: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 4-7 PM at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home
Memorials:  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to ldana Presbyterian Church, Clay Center Zoo, or Hope House, Clay Center.

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