Marlene C. Baker

SALEM — Marlene C. Baker, 81, died at 7:51 p.m. Friday Dec. 7, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Salem on Jan. 6, 1937, the daughter of the late Wilbur H. and Mabel (Roof) Probert.

Marlene worked as a waitress for many years, working for three years at the former Red Steer Restaurant of Salem. She lived in Salem for over 65 years. She was a member of the Salem First Friends Church, and a former member of Tops Club 777 in Salem.

Her husband E. Charles Baker, whom she married May 10, 1952, preceded her in death April 1, 2016.

Survivors include two sons, Charley (Sharon) Baker of Salem; Bob (Loretta) Baker of Swansboro, North Carolina; one daughter, Debbie (Dennis) DeRoads of Salem; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, Marlene was also preceded in death by one brother, Leo Probert; a half-brother, Lester Parshall; and a half-sister, Betty Kirchgessner.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating. Calling hours are Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and from 10 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Burial will be held in Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem First Friends Church Building Fund 1028 Jennings Ave. Salem, Ohio 44460

Her obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


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