Denise "Sam" Darlene Baker, age 58, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at her home. Sam was born on September 6, 1954 in Granite City, IL, a daughter to the late Harry and Dora (Barron) Johnson.
In 1982, Sam married Scratis "Bud" Baker, the love of her life in Granite City, IL. Sam had worked at various nursing homes in the area. She enjoyed shopping, cooking and taking care of people, especially her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. Sam will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Sam was preceded in death by her sister, Lucinda Johnson and two brothers, Gale Lee Johnson and Harry Gale Johnson.
Sam is survived by her loving husband, Scratis "Bud" Baker; two wonderful daughters, Angela Marie Baker of Alexandria, VA and Nicolle Wanona (Kristen) Fennell of Granite City, IL; three dear grandchildren, Blake Baker, Sean Dusky Jr., and Payten Fennell; two brothers, Melvin "Jim" (Jonel) of Tuscon, AZ and Roy (Sangvien) Johnson of Little Rock, CA; mother-in-law, Wanona Baker of Rocky Mountain, MO and many dear friends.
Visitation: friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Rd. Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Irwin Chapel, Granite City, IL with Pastor Mark Scandrett officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Baker family and will be accepted at the funeral chapel. www.irwinchpel.com
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