1933 Berneta 2019

Berneta Baker

March 22, 1933 — January 2, 2019

Berneta Joyce Baker, 85, of Bloomington, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at her home.

Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City with Curt Nettles and Scott Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Illinois Cancer Care in Bloomington.

Berneta was born on March 22, 1933 in Clifty, Kentucky, a daughter of Guy and Flossie Irene McPherson Moore. She married Raymond F. Baker on June 25, 1955 and they were married for 39 years. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1994.

Surviving are her two daughters, Kimberly (Michael) Brandon of Bloomington, and Teresa (Jim) Crall of Yorktown, IN; four grandsons, Heath (Helen) Brandon of Normal, Seth (Alicia) Brandon of Gilbert, AZ, Jacob and Joshua Crall of Yorktown, IN: six great grandchildren, Philip, Jack, James, Ruby, Pierce, and Jade Brandon; sister, Martha Sue (Joe) Smith of Sidney; brothers, Ronald Moore of Gibson City, Johnny (Brenda) Moore of Fairbury, and Jimmy (Karen) Moore of Melvin, and brother-in-law, Ron Mosby of Deer Park, TX.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Bobby Moore, sister, Leatrice Mosby, sister-in-law, RoseAnn Moore, and sister-in-law, Marlene Moore.

Berneta was the 2nd child of seven. She was born in Kentucky, but grew up on a farm near the Gibson City area. Berneta attended a country school near Gibson City for her elementary education and two years of high school in Gibson City. Then her family moved to a farm near Fairbury and she graduated from Forrest-Strawn Wing High School in 1952.

Berneta met Raymond at the free show in Strawn and after Raymond returned from the Korean conflict, Berneta and Raymond married. They made their home in Forrest and raised two daughters. She was a homemaker and had a housecleaning business. Berneta was a hard worker who made this world a better place for all of us.

She committed her life to God as a teenager and spent her life serving God, loving Him with all her heart, soul, and mind. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Northtown Road, Normal. Berneta will be fondly remembered for always serving others.

Berneta was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, and great grandma and will be greatly missed.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Royyuru, Dr. Kumar, Elizabeth Wilson, and Synergy for your care while Berneta dealt with bone cancer and dementia. Special thank yous to Angie Peacock for the love and care she gave to Berneta, Advocate Hospice for the comfort and care in her final days, and all the love and prayers from brothers and sisters-in-Christ.


Visitation

JAN 12. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home
925 North, IL-47 Rosenbaum Funeral Home
Gibson City, IL 60936

Funeral Service

JAN 12. 11:00 AM (CST)

Rosenbaum Funeral Home
925 North, IL-47 Rosenbaum Funeral Home
Gibson City, IL 60936

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

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925 IL-47, Gibson City, IL 60936

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