Lois Jean (Crabtree) Baker, the daughter of Donald Q. and Vera E. (Walker) Crabtree, was born September 9, 1934, in Burlington Junction, Missouri. She attended Burlington Junction schools.
In 1952, Lois was united in marriage to Vilas Howell, they later divorced. In 1962, she was united in marriage to Bill Baker, they later divorced. In 1983, Lois was united in marriage to Gene Jackson, they later divorced. Lois was a homemaker. While raising her children, she was an Avon consultant and would also take in sewing or ironing. She was later employed at St. Francis Hospital and at nursing homes in Maryville, Missouri. In the early 1990’s, Lois moved to Shenandoah, Iowa, and was employed by Henry Fields Nursery.
Lois was an excellent cook and loved baking. She made silk flower arrangements and had collections of rocks, coins and stamps. Lois loved taking pictures, capturing the people and things she adored. Lois passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Shenandoah Medical Center, Shenandoah, at the age of 78.
Besides her parents, Lois was preceded in death by daughter, Jeanette (Howell) Diehl; brother, Monte Crabtree; and nephew, Mark Crabtree. Survivors include daughter, Tracey Howell Fielder and husband, Denny, Shenandoah; sons, Virgil Howell and wife, Deborah, upstate New York; Don Baker and wife Lorri, Denver, Colorado; eleven grandchildren, Crystal Hensen, Skyler Dooley, Lori Fisher, Abbey Hauger, Ritchie and Jerimy Diehl, Damian Bohler, Stephanie Bohler, Mark Bohler, Cristen Baker and Jill Bash; eighteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Amy Moore and husband, Jerry, Rock Port, Missouri, and Carol Crabtree, Independence, Missouri; brothers, Paul Crabtree and wife, Bonnie, Grand Junction, Colorado, Elwin Crabtree, Grand Lake, Colorado, and Marvin Crabtree and wife, Lynne, Peoria, Arizona; aunts, Esther Barr, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Donna Jean Sallee, Chariton, Iowa.
SERVICES: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013, First Christian Church, Burlington Junction, Missouri.
INTERMENT: Ohio Cemetery, Burlington Junction
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, Missouri.
MEMORIALS: Lois Baker Memorial Fund.
Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com
Services: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.