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Mrs. Theda Ganal Polston Baker (1933-2011)

She was a native of Clinton Co., KY, born New Years Day, 1933. She was a member of a large, respected Cumberland Co., KY family. She leaves 40 direct living descendants. She was a member of the New Horizons United Methodist Church in Anderson, IN
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Mrs. Theda Ganal Polston Baker, age 78, of Anderson, IN., formerly of Cumberland Co., Ky., passed away on Friday May 13, 2011 at the St. Johns Medical Center in Anderson, IN.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday May 16, 2011 at 10amCT at the Myers Ridge Cemetery in Cumberland Co., KY, with Rev. Gary Cash officiating. No visitation prior to the service.

Mrs. Theda Ganal Polston Baker, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2011)

She was born in Clinton Co., Ky., on Sunday January 1, 1933, the daughter of Joseph Taylor and Cena Myrtle Cox Polston. She died Friday, May 13, 2011, in Anderson, Madison Co., IN, at the age of 78 years, 4 months, and 12 days.

She was a homemaker and a member of New Horizons United Methodist Church in Anderson, IN.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Baker, her son, Randy Baker, her step-son, Billy Kay Baker, an infant brother, her sisters, Anna Tappan, Dorothy Smith, Vainer Holsapple and Letha Gay Morrison.

She is survived by the following:
  • Her children: Debbie (and Joe) Haller of Newalla, OK., and Jeff Baker of Anderson, IN

  • Her daughters-in-law: Rosemary Baker of Pall Mall, TN., and Patti Baker of Anderson, IN

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Twenty-six great-grandchildren
Professional services provided by Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N. Main ST, Burkesville, KY.

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Mrs. Theda Ganal Polston Baker (1933-2011)

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Mrs. Theda Ganal Polston Baker, Cumberland Co., KY (1933-2011)

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