A private family memorial service will be held at a later date for Marian L. Baker, 87, of Dover. She passed away Oct. 28, 2009, at the Hennis Care Center, Barnesville.

She was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Barnesville, the daughter of the late Albert Ray and Lottie Helen (McGee) Sayre.

She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ of Newcomerstown and the Dover Church of Christ.

Mrs. Baker loved crocheting, singing and her grandkids.

On Nov. 18, 1938, she married John Kenneth Sheppard, who passed away Oct. 2, 1977.

She married her second husband, Robert Lee Baker, on July 7, 1979. He passed away Dec. 30, 1999.

She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Suzanne Zurcher and Joan Margaret Sheppard; one grandson, Scott Ashley Zurcher; and two sisters, Hilda Rodrock and Peg Gilmore.

Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Sayre of Newcomerstown; three grandchildren, Todd (Sara) Haver, Tara (Rob) Goodwin and Jeff (April) Simmons; and eight great-grandchildren.

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