Kenneth Baker

March 27, 1937 – September 17, 2009

Mr. Kenneth Joseph Baker, 72, of Orrick, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 at his home.

Kenneth was born March 27, 1937 in Elizabeth, Arkansas to Clarence and Cecil (Ross) Baker.

He had lived in the Orrick area since 1989.

Kenny enjoyed racing cars, boating and working on his farm.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Cecil Baker, and a brother, Howard Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Miriam Baker, of the home; a brother, Rex Baker and wife, Mary Jo; a daughter, Judy Giles and husband, Troy; step children, Debra Allen, Edward Tapp, Jr., Fred Tapp and Michael Tapp; an adopted daughter, Carol Furlong; and eight grandchildren.

Visitation for Kenny will be Tuesday, September 22, at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a life celebration and memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross.