Pauline Baker, 103, of Council Bluffs and former Glenwood resident passed away on April 2, 2017 at the Risen Son Christian Village.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood with burial in the Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home starting at 1:00 p.m.
Memorials are directed to the First Christian Church, Glenwood Public Library, or Glenwood Fire Department.
Pauline (Elliott) Baker, daughter of Ernest Dee and Goldie May (Kemp) Elliott, was born on November 1, 1913 in Thurman, Iowa. She graduated from Thurman High School in 1931. Pauline sold Avon products for 35 years until her retirement.
Pauline and Fred Harold Baker were united in marriage on March 1, 1932. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Shirley and Nancy.
Pauline was an active member of the First Christian Church in Glenwood. She was an avid reader and a fabulous cook. Pauline enjoyed emailing all her friends on her computer. She also enjoyed sending and receiving cards in the mail with her friends and family. Her family was her greatest pride and joy. Pauline was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother and good friend to all who knew her.
Pauline passed away on April 2, 2017 at the Risen Son Christian Village in Council Bluffs, IA, at the age of 103 years, 5 months, and 1 day. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband Fred in 1992; brothers, Gerald Elliott and Kenneth Elliott.
Pauline is survived by her daughters, Shirley Wilson and Nancy Hansen, both of Glenwood; two grandchildren, Kerry (Dan) Weber and Curt Starr; three great grandchildren, Melanie (Ryan) Gehrmann, Scott (Jess) Weber, and Meredith (Colin) Reynolds; four great-great grandchildren, Emma, Haven, Miles, and Kai; sister Audrey McManus of Creston, IA; nieces and nephews, Jan (Norman) Cohen, Sherry Blake, Gery Elliott, Mike (Marline) McManus, Pat (Connie) McManus, and Benita (Doug) Brightwell; extended relatives; and many friends.
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Gma Pauline....I remember you were on the internet....on your TV...way before me....and I remember once you joked about the old lady in the mirror....in your house..and it was your own reflection.....you were always a lady...the best kind of lady....God bless you...
I have fond memories of Mrs. Baker, "The Avon Lady". My Grandma Goldie and my Aunt Judy were customers of hers and it was the highlight of the week when she appeared with all of her "goodies". I know it was a visit that Aunt Judy always looked forward to. I have no doubt she brought joy to many people over the years.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a very sweet lady and we enjoyed her so much in church. May all the memories she left you bring a smile to your heart.
What a dear person Pauline was! Some of my earliest memories are of her warm and friendly visits to Mom with Avon products. I loved seeing, hearing about and smelling all of those wonderful things she showed us. Later she was always so warm and friendly at church. And even not so long ago she was sharing funny and touching emails. She was one in a million and will be missed. Bill and I send our sincere condolences to her family.
Becky Fasnacht Pugsley
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