Martha K. Baker

August 15, 2020

Martha K. Baker 73, of Wakarusa, Ind., and formerly of Frankfort, passed August 15, 2020 in Elkhart, Ind.  She was born November 20, 1946 in Black River Falls, WI to Charles & Martha (Richardson) Stoddard.  She married Edward “Duke” Baker on December 9, 1962 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on January 22, 1999.

Martha attended Frankfort Schools and was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  She was a homemaker and worked for Frito Lay for 18 years, retiring in 2009.  She attended Living Word Ministries and Granger Community Church. She was a true woman of God and had a servant’s heart. Martha enjoyed sewing, gardening and serving others.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial donation to your local church. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Debora Gunnels of Frankfort, Sarah (Eric) Olsen of Wakarusa, 2 Sons: Lance J. (Nicki) Baker of New Castle, Cody (Kristin) Baker of Osceola, Brother: Clarence Stoddard of Frankfort, Grandchildren: Dylan, Devin & Derek Gunnels, Victoria Baker, Payton & Paige Richards, Lauren Baker, Avery & Jacob Olsen, and Great Grandchildren: Dart & Delaney Gunnels.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, Carolyn.


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Martha K. Baker”

  1. Linda Gibson Benge August 18, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Marty Baker! You are and have always been a Godly, wonderful lady and a friend to all. We remember you very fondly and will not ever forget you. You raised a wonderful family and your teachings of God, kindness, humility, etc., will live on in your children, grandchildren and those family and friends who love you. Our thoughts, prayers and HUGS come out to each of you. It is easy to imagine you in Heaven with your “Duke,” your parents and your sister. I am sure there is a lot of celebrating going on! You are joining that great cloud of witnesses to sing praises to our JESUS! We, all who remain, await that day to join you. See you when we get there! Love to all!

  2. Lori Snyder August 18, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    She was a good woman and will be sadly missed by those who knew her. Sorry for your loss but, Oh to be in the arms of Jesus!!

  3. Julie Winger August 18, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    The sweetest and kindest woman ever will be missed! I only knew her from work but she always had a warm smile even on tough days. And funny on the good ones!

  4. Asa Lanum August 18, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    We are all diminished with the loss of Martha. She was a great classmate and a kind and generous person.

  5. Jackie Wever August 19, 2020 at 6:10 am

    Sarah, I’m so sorry for your loss of your momma. Praying for you friend!

  6. Linda Richey August 19, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I remember Martha from school and remember her kindness.

  7. Starlin & Fred Myers August 19, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Remembering Marty, brings a smile too our faces. Her beautiful smile, no matter what was going on in her life. Faithful, full of love, raising 4 children in a Christian home even though she lost her husband. I had kept in touch with her on FB, she never said anything was wrong with her health. She just kept encouraging and loving everyone. She will be missed, and we will always think of her fondly.

  8. Michelle Standiford August 20, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Sending my sincerest condolences and love to Martha’s family & friends. I didn’t know Martha very well, only through church & being Sarah’s momma, but what I did learn to know of her was that she was a such sweet & beautiful lady & a wonderful person to talk to & get to know much more about. Martha, may you rest easy in paradise in heaven with Jesus & your other loved ones. You will surely be missed by many people.

  9. Shelley Lucchese August 20, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    A sweeter soul never walked this earth. If you knew Marty, you knew Jesus. In the worst of her suffering, she prayed for others. When I grow up, I want to be just like her.

  10. Lynn M. Maish August 20, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    To Debbie and family, so sorry for you loss. Your mother is a beautiful lady, thoughts and prayers.

  11. Susan Davis August 21, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Lance, Cody, and Sarah

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a really nice lady who definitely loved you guys.

    Susan Davis (FHS secretary)

  12. Glenna August 22, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    My deepest sympathies and prayers. May your memories of Marty comfort you in the coming days. She was special!! Such a sweet Godly woman and touched my heart as I’m sure she did many others.

  13. Matthew Hobaugh August 22, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Oh my dear Baker’s. Im so sorry. Your mom was truly amazing always encouraging and guiding to many. Gone too soon. My thoughts, and my prayers are so with you all. I pray for Gods complete comfort and peace to be with you all during this time.

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