Nell Engle Baker, 101, of Owensboro, KY passed away peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law Dwight and Patty by her side on Friday, December 7, 2018 in Owensboro, KY. Born August 20th 1917 in Harlan County, KY to the late Henry and Lucy North Engle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Bill Baker, whom she wed on August 20th 1938. She was also preceded in death by a son Billy J. Baker, three sisters Ida Creech, Elva Jean Harper and Lilly Morgan, three brothers Herbert Cawood Engle, Elvin Howard Engle and Woodrow Wilson Engle.
She was a member of Owensboro Church of Christ, she was a school teacher and taught Sunday school at Laurel Mission. She was also a merchant and retired Post Master in Big Laurel, KY. Nell enjoyed working in her garden, working puzzle books and watching Wheel of Fortune. She spent the last several years living with and enjoying her time with her son and daughter-in-law Dwight and Patty Baker, along with their yorkies that she loved also loved to spend time with.
Surviving Nell are sons Donald Baker (Holly) of West Palm Beach, FL, Dwight Baker (Patty) of Owensboro, KY and a daughter Jacqueline Kolbe (Jerry) of Hermann, MO; six grandchildren Stephen Baker (Jamie) of Boca Raton, FL, Debbie Rose (James) of West Palm Beach, FL, Ed Sawyers (Kathy) of Glendale, AZ, April Barr of Owensboro, KY, Joshua Gray of Owensboro, KY and Kim Tanner (Scott) of Livermore, KY and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Russell Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone that assisted with Nell’s care.