News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 20, 2012

Charlotte Ann Baker


BRAZIL —  Charlotte Ann Baker, 77, of Brazil, passed away at 8:17 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 4, 1935, in Clay County, the daughter of Charles D. Kirchner and Lillian Butt Kirchner. She graduated from Ashboro High School, class of 1953.  

She married Winston Leon “Dude” Baker, and together they raised their family in Clay County. She was a member of Berea Christian Church and enjoyed the Ladies Fellowship at the church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and Silver Sneakers. Charlotte was a homemaker, but also enjoyed her business of “Forget-Me-Not Flowers” for over 20 years. Above all, Charlotte was a kind and loving wife, mom, and grandma. She cherished spending time with family and was devoted to her church family as well.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dude Baker in 2007; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Marty Kirchner, Glenn Kirchner and wife Ruby; sister, Ilogene “Genie” McCammon; and grandson, Josh Tucker.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Dan Tucker; son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Tanya Baker; grandchildren, Ashleigh Bumgartner and husband Brian and Kade Baker; great-granddaughter, Marley Bumgartner; brother, Bill Kirchner and wife Pat; sister, Nancy Selsam; brother-in-law, Bud McCammon;  and a large extended family.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., in Brazil, with Pastor Tom Hess officiating. Burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Saturday prior to services. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN. 46209-4830. Light a candle at: