Betty L. Baker

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Betty L. Baker

August 26, 1936 - February 15, 2019

Betty L. Baker Betty I. (Flickinger) Baker passed away at the Grove in New Wilmington the morning of Feb. 15, 2019, with her daughter, Karen, at her side.
She was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Columbiana, Ohio, to the late Phillip Flickin-ger and Laura Belle (Hill) Flickin-ger Miller.
She married Albert H. (Sonney) Baker Jr. on Christmas Day, 1954. He was the love of her life. He passed away Nov. 27, 2005.
Once Betty's children were in elementary school, she returned to the workforce in the late 1960s. She began her career at the East Side Community Action Center with her supervisor and best friend forever, Mildred Moore. While at the center, she became the "enforcer," keeping most of the young men in the neighborhood on life's right path. Also, she was an aide with Head Start.
Betty was the president of Harry W. Lockley PTA in the late 1960s while her son, Bill, was a student. She served as president of the many bowling leagues which she was a member.
During the 1960s, she attended many of Albert's Little League games. Her family hosted two of the Long Island All-Stars when they came to play the New Castle All-Stars in 1967.
She continued her career at the Lawrence County Jail in 1986, starting in the kitchen. She rose through the ranks and retired in 2001 as a corrections officer. She was affectionately known as "Miss Betty." She received many citations for her marksmanship.
After retiring from the Lawrence County Jail, she attended many Pittsburgh Pirates games with her daughters, Karen and Brenda. Betty was an avid Pirates, Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins fan.
She enjoyed trips with her sister, Cora, and brother-in-law, Will. She had an "itch" for local casinos, especially Mountaineer Park. Family members knew when it was time for a casino run because she would say, "I got a clean shirt on!"
She is survived by her four children, Albert H. Baker III, Karen M. Baker, Brenda L. Baker and William D. Baker (DeAnna); her sister, Cora (Will) Ferro; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy J. Christy (Gary). She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, mother and father, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Albert H. and Bessie J. Baker; brothers, Charles E. "Bud" Flickinger and Harvey LeRoy Miller; sisters, Helen M. (Flickinger) Price and Edna May (Miller) Brown; sister-in-law, Margaret J. (Baker) Johnston; her brothers-in-law, William Christy and Norman "Chuck" Johnston; nieces, Catherine E. (Miller) Heaney and Debra M. (Price) Snyder; nephews, Charles Price, William Christy and Norman C. "Randy" Johnston; and many of her oldest and dearest friends, including Shirley and Ted Zak.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Harmony Baptist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 240 W. Grant St., New Castle, Pa. 16101; The Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601; or a charity of the donor's choice.
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Published on February 15, 2019
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Albert, Karen, Brenda, Bill Baker
Feb 21, 2019
For those who visited and spoke with us, thank you. It was so meaningful for you to share your stories about our mom with us.
For those of you who kept us in your thoughts and prayers, we greatly appreciate it. Words can never express what is in our hearts. Please know that our hearts are filled with joy and love; you are responsible for that. We, graciously, thank you.
Mom is at peace now; our entire family is thankful for that.
Vinci lee henry
Feb 20, 2019
Good bye, Betty boop love you.
Robin Barletto
Feb 17, 2019
To the family, My deepest heartfelt sympathies to you. May God hold you and comfort you today, always, and may you have peace.
Janet Robinson
Feb 16, 2019
At a time like this, words just are not enough, Please be assured that you all will be in my thoughts and prayer.