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Virginia Jane Baker

January 3, 1925 ~ September 1, 2019 (age 94)


Virginia Jane Baker, age 94 of Cuba, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at her granddaughters’ home in Macon, Missouri.

She was born January 3, 1925 in Cuba, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Kerr Murphy. She married Melvin Baker in 1948, and he preceded her in death in 1988.

She is survived by one son Robert (wife Denise) Ennis of Tennessee; five grandchildren Stephen John Ennis of England, Terri (husband Mark) Van Tine of Macon, MO, Tammi (husband Harry) Ellison of Pekin, IL, Duncan (wife Veron) Ennis of Harpers Ferry, WV, and Michael Ennis of Denver, CO; nine great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and one brother Benny Murphy of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a grandson RJ, a brother Tiny Murphy, and one sister Myrtle Goldsmith

Virginia best known as Pet was a wonderful cook, an avid quilter, bird watcher and loved being outdoors. She cherished each moment she was able to spend with her family and loved traveling visiting new places and seeing the country, Virginia had a strong faith and was an active member of Cuba Christian Church. Her love was contagious, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 AM Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Cuba Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials have been suggested to Cuba Christian Church. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.


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Graveside Service
September 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Cuba Cemetery
Cuba, IL 61427


Cuba Christian Church
215 S 4th St., Cuba IL 61427
Tel: 1-309-785-2831

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