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April 7, 2014

Antoinette 'Sis' Baker

Sept. 19, 1955 - April 3, 2014

Antoinette “Sis“ Baker, 58, Tipton, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at her home in Tipton. She was born Sept. 19, 1955, in Elwood, to James Arvil and Virginia Marie (Tebbe) Baker.

Sis was a member of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 46 of Tipton. She was very active with the reunion committee for the Tipton High School Class of 1973, the year she graduated. Sis regularly baked wedding and birthday cakes for family and friends, and she was always working on some sort of craft item as a gift for someone. Antoinette enjoyed genealogy, she has amassed volumes of information on her family. Sis loved spending time with her family, and adored her nieces and nephews.

Antoinette worked for the last 25 years at Walmart as a pharmacy technician

Survivors include her mother, Virginia Baker, Tipton; brother, Michael Baker and Anna Barr, Wabash; three sisters, Sharon and husband Bruce Burnett, Little Rock, Ark., Carol Baker, Tipton, and Jil and husband Dick Procter, Johnston, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Grant Baker, (Jess Geibig), Haley Jo Baker, Brenton Baker, Sarah Burnett, Brendan Burnett, Emily Burnett, Lorie Castle, Bridget Castle, Steve (Jen) Preston, Sarah (Matt) Vais, Aaron Hobbs and Brock Baker; great nieces and nephews, Isabella Baker, Brooke Geibig, Jordan Castle, Jacob Castle, Justin Castle, Shanntelle Castle, Declan Preston, Brooklyn Vais and Brayden Vais; brother in law, Gene Castle; and many other family and friends.

Sis was preceded in death by her father, Arvil Baker; sister, Kathy Castle; brother, Thomas Baker; and a brother-in-law, Bill Preston.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Porter Funeral Home located at 726 E. North St., Tipton. Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Tipton. Father Christopher Shocklee will be officiating with interment following services at Saint John’s Cemetery.

The family asks monetary donations be made to Saint John’s School. Online condolences are available at porterfh.com.

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