Ida Baker age 85 of Yale, Oklahoma went to her new home in Heaven, Monday evening, October 6, 2008 in Drumright, Oklahoma. Her graveside services have been entrusted to the care of the Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Yale, Oklahoma and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at the Lawson Cemetery in Yale, Oklahoma with Pastor Randal Newby officiating.

Mrs. Baker was born on May 16, 1923 in Yale, Oklahoma the daughter of George F. and Iola Marvia (Clapper) Pinkstaff. Ida graduated from Yale High School in 1942 and was united in marriage to Roy Baker on December 25, 1944 on her parents farm at Norfolk. Prior to getting married she worked as a telephone operator for years. Ida lived in Pampa, Texas and Arizona for a number of years moving back to Yale in 1980. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Yale, a homemaker and enjoyed making various crafts, ceramics, loved animals, was a glazed artist, wrote poems and loved Missions working with the Navajo tribe.

Ida is survived by her husband Roy Baker of the home in Yale, Oklahoma; two sons, David Baker and wife Bernice of Dumas, Texas and Jeff Baker of Guthrie; one daughter, Janet Fleming and husband Gene of Missoula, Montana; one brother, Lawrence Pinkstaff; one sister, Mary Nichols of Forney, Texas; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents Norman and William Pinkstaff.

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