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Thelma "Jean" Baker

Obituary for Thelma "Jean" Baker

August 12, 1929 - November 10, 2019
Ohio | Age 90

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother


BAKER, Thelma "Jean"

Age 90, of Arcanum, Ohio, was called home Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Versailles Health Care and Rehab following an illness of dementia and cancer.

She was born August 12, 1929 in Pennington Gap, Virginia and lived in Arcanum the past 20 years (moving from the Cleveland area).

Jean and her late husband, Art, were very proud to have 13 children. She worked for Bonnie Bell Products as a supervisor of housekeeping for over 20 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Bill) Zarka, Susan Conley, Sharon Lynn Fraley, Judy (Bill) Davidson, Patty (Greg) Foreman, Tammy Lopez, Kim (Harry) Baker; sons, Larry (Paula) Baker, Steve (Cindy) Baker, Doug (Linda) Baker, Scott (Judy) Baker; 31 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Inez Sprinkle; brother-in-law, Jerry Baker; sisters-in-law, Allene (Randy) Collins, Carolyn Laporte, June Mosley; several nieces & nephews, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Arthur "Art" R. Baker; sons, Gregory Lee, Thomas Edward; parents, Roy (Ada) Mosley; 4 brothers; mother and father-in-law, Arthur (Carrie) Baker; 3 brothers-in-law, and grandson-in-law, Troy Miller.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 19, 1PM, at Busch Funeral Home, 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011. Officiated by Deborah Miller Fox (granddaughter) with a burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. The family will receive guests from 11AM-1PM, Tuesday, at the funeral home, leading into the services.

If desired, donations in Jean's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Cancer Association of Darke County, or State of the Heart Care. Arrangements made in care by Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St., Arcanum, OH 45304 and Busch Funeral Home. Email condolences may be sent by going online to or

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Cancer Association of Darke County
    1111 Sweitzer Street c
    Grenville, OH 45331
  • State of the Heart Care-Darke County
    1350 N. Broadway Street Office
    Greenville, OH 45331
  • Alzheimers Association
    225 N. Michigan Ave, 17th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
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