Dennis Gene Baker


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Saturday, Aug. 18


12 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18.


Scotland County Cancer Fund
The Family

{June 15, 1950 - Aug. 15, 2018}

Dennis Gene Baker, 68, of Memphis died Wednesday morning, August 15, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

He was born the son of Ray Thomas and Nellie Louise (Robinson) Baker on June 15, 1950 in Kirksville.

Dennis graduated in 1968 from Memphis High School and earned a degree from drafting school in Quincy.

He married the former LaDonna Yoder on August 11, 1973 at the Memphis United Methodist Church. She survives.

Dennis enjoyed working on cars and spending time with his family. He enjoyed going fishing, but never got around to casting a reel himself because he was always fixing lines and baiting hooks for others.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Hobart.

He is survived by his wife, LaDonna of the home; son, Ryan Baker of Memphis; daughter, Jessica (Patrick) Mutchler, of Kirksville; grandchildren: Taryn, Liam, Ava and Stella Mutchler of Kirksville; brothers: Harold (Linda) Baker of West Burlington, IA and Tom (Marlys) Baker of Altoona, IA; mother-in-law, Dottie Yoder of Memphis; sister-in-law, Sally (Tom) Barickman of Keosauqua, IA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Dennis. Prayers for you and your family.

    Comment by Rex and Vickie Ewing on August 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm
  2. I pray that Dennis’s soul rest peacefully & for his family & friends broken hearts to heal. Another old friend lost…another Guardian angel to watch over his loving family. Love you all!

    Comment by Vicki (Orf) Long on August 16, 2018 at 4:57 pm
  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hoping it will comfort you to remember that God is always present in both the beginning and the ending of our lives. Our souls come from Him and they return to Him.
    Pam Glasgow

    Comment by Pam Glasgow on August 17, 2018 at 9:43 am
  4. So sorry to hear about Dennis. Prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family, LaDonna.

    Comment by Karen Newman Vinzant on August 17, 2018 at 10:01 am
  5. I am sorry to hear about Dennis’s passing. I hope his family draws comfort from their memories and knowing that he is out of pain and at peace.

    Comment by Barbara Crawford on August 17, 2018 at 12:10 pm
  6. I’m so sorry to hear about Dennis. Sending my sympathy to LaDonna and family.

    Comment by Cindy Brumback on August 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm
  7. Dennis will watch over all of his family. I send love and light to you and yours during this time. Love you LaDonna.

    Comment by Sarah Grant on August 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm
  8. So very sorry to read about Dennis’s passing. Prayers for LaDonna and the family God bless

    Comment by Cindy Dochterman Jancek on August 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm
  9. LaDonna and Sweet Family……
    We are so sorry to hear of Dennis’ death……My prayer is that someday a cure will be found for cancer……I know Dennis suffered through chemo and now he is free from pain and at rest. You and your family will miss him and my prayer is……God will be with you through the lonesome and sad times, if you seek Him….He is always faithful to comfort your heart and mind. Love in our Lord and Saviour Jesus, Leland & Dolores “Class of 1968”

    Comment by Leland & Dolores Hyde on August 17, 2018 at 5:23 pm
  10. LaDonna I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and Prayers So sorry for your loss..

    Comment by Bill. Mast on August 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm
  11. I’m so sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers will be with those family and friends who mourn him. God called him home and we will all see each other again.

    Comment by Deborah Fischer Bradley on August 17, 2018 at 6:14 pm
  12. Dennis was indeed a great man.

    Comment by Terry Rush on August 17, 2018 at 6:40 pm
  13. LaDonna, sending my sympathy to you and your family. Carl was always so proud of the nephews and nieces and spoke fondly of them. We always visited Ray and Nellie when home on leave and remember a lot of younger days. May God bless you at this time. love pat baker

    Comment by pat baker on August 17, 2018 at 8:50 pm
  14. LaDonna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are very sorry to hear about Dennis and this awful cancer. God has a time line for all of us and will help you through this tough time. God bless you. Roy and Donna

    Comment by Donna Hyde on August 17, 2018 at 9:55 pm
  15. Sending prayers for strength and comfort for you and your family. May you and your family draw comfort from your memories and knowing that Dennis is at peace now.

    Comment by Rhonda Davis on August 17, 2018 at 10:28 pm
  16. LaDonna, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

    Comment by Vickie Hilpert on August 18, 2018 at 9:34 am
  17. Dear Madonna and family, you all are in my thoughts prayers. Hope your mother is doing well. Give her my love.

    Comment by Patricia Cripe on August 18, 2018 at 11:49 am
  18. LaDonna, so sorry that I couldn’t make it up for the visitation, but know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you always, Judy

    Comment by Judy Wilcox on August 18, 2018 at 1:27 pm
  19. Sorry to hear of dennis’ passing. May he Rest In Peace.

    Comment by Sandra Ebeling on August 18, 2018 at 4:32 pm
  20. LaDonna…So sad to hear of Dennis’ passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts.

    Comment by Bonnie Woods Schultz on August 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm
  21. He always had a smile!! I my regret knowing better!! Dennis R.I.P.

    Comment by Mike Speer on August 19, 2018 at 6:51 am
  22. Please accept my sympathy to your entire family for the loss of Dennis. I always enjoyed visiting with him and know you will all miss him greatly.

    Comment by Mary Ellen Beeler on August 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm
  23. LaDonna and family, my sincere sympathy to you all! I pray that you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared over the years. Love and blessings, Kathy

    Comment by Kathy Gardner on August 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm
  24. LaDonna and Family: Dennis had a kind spirit. I always enjoyed our visits in FFA in high school, etc. and our visits at my parents, Pip and Edna Ludwick dairy farm when he delivered MFA gas to their farm. Praying for God’s comfort and encouragement for you and your family and friends ..

    Comment by Dennis L Ludwick on August 22, 2018 at 8:50 am

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