Edna McPhail Baker | 1918-2014

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Edna McPhail Baker

Edna McPhail Baker, 95, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Burial will be in Atlanta, Ga.

Edna was born Oct. 16, 1918, and grew up in North Carolina, picking cotton and hanging tobacco in the barns. She was valedictorian of her high school class and after high school, she became a Registered Nurse and joined the Army.

She met Frank H. Baker while stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They were married in the 400-year-old chapel at El Morro. Later she worked as an office/surgical nurse for an ophthalmologist, then got her certification as an audiologist and opened her own business, Baker Hearing Aids in Macon, Ga.

She lived the last 10 years of her life in Texas but always considered Macon her home and Vineville United Methodist her church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Baker; and youngest child, Lee Baker.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Edna and J.C. Guthmiller of Chico; grandsons Andy and Matthew Schoppert of Dallas and Scott and Kim Schoppert; daughters June of Austin and Wendy and Frank Baker of Atlanta and their children, Kensey and Harrington; granddaughters Rosy Baker of Los Angeles and Wynn Baker and their mother, Barbara Woods, of Frisco; sisters Christine Smith of Geneva, Ala., and Willodene Stevenson of Fayetteville, N.C.

Others who loved her are Judd and Jaclyn Guthmiller and sons Jakob and Mitchell, of Volga, S.D., Chad and Amber Guthmiller and their daughters, Savana, Summer and Skye, of Scotland, S.D.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ed Cook Class at Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204.

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