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Jessie Jewel Baker of Wynnewood was born to Markus and Ora Bell (Rich) Choate on May 14, 1927 in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. She passed from this life September 10, 2017 at her home in Wynnewood, Oklahoma at the age of 90 years.
She and Howard M. "Bill" Baker were married in Quartzsite, Arizona on December 9, 1945. They made their home in Wynnewood where they raised their nine children.
Jewel worked many places including Ensey's Café in Wynnewood and also the Wynnewood Convalescent Home for many years until her retirement. Her hobbies included sewing and embroidering for her family and grandchildren from daylight to dark; she loved to sew.
Her surviving family include her three daughters - Linda James of Modesto, California, Barbara Baker of Pauls Valley, and Lisa Buckner and husband Dave of Wynnewood; four sons - Kenny Baker and wife Wyvondia of Davis, Barney Baker, Ronnie Baker and wife Janie, and Keith Baker, all of Wynnewood; one sister, Helen Gore of McAlester; special son-in-law, Jimmy Hubbard of Wynnewood; three special daughters-in-law - Kandi Baker of Sulphur, Janie Jolly, and Jody Baker, both of Texas; special thanks to Geraldine Sweetman for being a wonderful friend and neighbor; to T.J. Choate for making our mother laugh; and to Valley Hospice team for their loving care.
Surviving family also include her grandchildren Byran Schmidt, Michella Baker, Jerry Baker and wife Jennifer, Misty Scheuerman and husband Tony, Morgan Baker, Charlotte Caudle and family, Christy Spencer and family, Phyllis Baker, Nancy Baker, Donald "Bud" Baker, Melia Svendsen and family, Alesha Compton and family, Desia Simmons, Bryan Gilliland, Shawn Sudbury-Gilliland, Randy Popejoy, Velline Ellett, Candace Toups, Race Baker and wife Shena, Remington Baker, Frankie Brown Jr. and wife Lauryn, Booker Brown, Jessica Brown, Wendell Baker II and wife Jynie Jo, Charles Baker, Dylan Baker and wife Punky, Haley Baker, Stephanie Hubbard and husband Junior, and Jessie Brooke Carter and husband Clinton; as well as three great-grandchildren was the closest to her and saw almost every day was: Kinley Hubbard, Jordan Brown-Rushing, and little Lottie Jewel; and she had many great-grandchildren that she loved dearly.
Jewel was preceded in death by her husband, Howard "Bill" Baker in 1987; two sons, Jerry Baker in 2015 and Donnie Baker in 2011; as well as two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Stufflebean-Coffey Chapel of Remembrance officiated by Chaplain Tim Duncan.
Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 12, 2017
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