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Clarice S. Baker

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February 3, 1921     ~     April 25, 2010

Clarice Sullivan Baker, 89, Glasgow, died Sunday, April 25, 2010 at NHC. A native of Metcalfe County, she was a daughter of the late Ethel Acree and James Monroe Sullivan. She was a retired Registered Nurse, having worked with the T. J. Samson Community Hospital and the Glasgow State ICF. She was a member of the American Nurses Association and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Glasgow.

Survivors include her husband, George C. Baker; three daughters, Judy Baker Wade (Gregory D.) of Paris, KY, Freida Ann Waller (Charles) of Benton, KY, and Nancy Carolyn Kiper (Keith) of St. Petersburg, FL; five grandchildren, Andrea Roe (Justin) of Nicholasville, Sarah Waller and Rachel Waller of Benton, Karenna Kiper and Hans Kiper of St. Petersburg; one sister, Ruby Martin of Edmonton; one brother, Rollin “Oscar” Sullivan of White House, TN; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Carl Sullivan, Walter Sullivan, John “Lonzo” Sullivan, Henry Sullivan, Ernest Sullivan and Phillip Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First United Methodist Church.

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Guest Register

11 Entries for Clarice S. Baker

  1. Kaye Bartley Cardwell says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet lady.
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  2. ann landrum says:

    my paryers are with the family in their time of sorrow.

  3. John Paul Barlow says:


    You may not remember me, i am H Barlow’s middle son. We spent many hours out in the fields together you chopping silage, me asking questions. I have the fondest of memories spending time on the farm, learning about machinery from you, smelling your pipe smoke. I would always ask you why you smoked and you would always answer “it gives me spizzerinctum” I use that word all the time with my little Girl. I am sad to hear of your loss, but am certain she is in a better place. I am sure all this time, she was your real source of spizzerinctum!

    Love your sidekick,

    John Paul

  4. Kathy Barlow says:

    Dear George,

    I can’t tell you how many times that H & I reminisce about the times you were on the farm chopping silage, repairing equipment, entertaining our little ones as they watched you work while chewing on your pipe…they always loved hanging around you and telling us about their visits with you. And, do you remember your cab-less truck that I drove and usually got sprayed with silage on the turns…So many priceless memories to treasure in our hearts…they bring us joy and a smile.

    I know that you already miss your lifelong sweetheart, but I pray that your precious memories of Clarice, the comfort of our Lord, the closeness of your family, and the fellowship of friends will see you through til you see her again. She was a blessing and a gift from God in your life. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and are with you. God bless you, George. We love you.

    Your friend,
    Kathy Barlow

  5. Cindy Wiley says:

    To the Waller’s-Freida, Charles, Rachel, and Sarah

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your mother. Just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family at this difficult time. You are so special to me and I love you dearly.

    God’s Blessings,
    Cindy Wiley

  6. Donnie ( Compton ) Killeen says:

    Judy and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Mother ….will be praying for all of you ..
    God Bless,
    Donnie ( GHS class of ‘70 )

  7. H H Barlow says:

    Dear George,

    I really don’t know where to begin. I’ll start by expressing my sympathy over the passing of Mrs. Baker. I fondly remember her from when she would invite me in so we could sit at your desk and settle up for all your work.

    You are a dear friend and I truly consider you as one of my mentors and encouragers when I was starting out farming.

    You can do anything with a piece of equipment…If you don’t have the parts, you make them. I’ll always remember climbing that silo with you and working on the unloader when it was below zero…I would hold the flashlight while you fixed it without gloves. I was amazed how your fingers could withstand the cold while mine were freezing. You might also remember fixing the transmission on the old FOX chopper. We worked on it two different mornings for a total of 7 hrs. and you peck, peck, pecked with a hammer and punch while I held the light in that little hole…Your patience and perseverance is incredible. You fixed that transmission for less than $4 and you told me a new one would cost several thousand. Your ability to do things like that is truly inspiring.

    I could go on and on with stories I remember of working with you. My sons love you and your infectious laugh. I can hear that laugh right now, like when you told my little boys about your pipe and spizzerinctum.

    As I already said, you truly are a dear friend and I will treasure the memories I have of you and Mrs. Baker forever.

    H Barlow

  8. Linda Bartley Branstetter says:

    George, Judy and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss.
    I have fond memories of all of us at the Methodist Church.

  9. Sue Frazier says:

    Family, I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know she is resting now in a better place. I did her hair at NHC, she was a lovely lady and will be missed. God bless you all during this time of sorrow in your life.

  10. Walter Baker says:

    Our thoughts are with you and may you find peace in the days a head. Good luck as you face each day a head to gain new strength. Jane and Walter

  11. Mary Lynne Billingsley Powell says:

    Judy, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have fond memories of our childhood, playing at your house with the horses. I know you will miss her but know she is always with you.