Joan L. Baker, 78

-DEC. 14, 2011

December 15, 2011

Joan Louise Baker, 78, of Hagerstown, passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

She is survived by and the beloved wife of Edgar Dale Baker for nearly 60 years, and cherished mother of Deborah Ann (Baker) Hall and husband, Robert G., of Folsom, Calif. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Brian Hall of Sacramento, Calif., and Nora Hall of Berkeley, Calif.

Joan was a long-term employee of the Ross Garment Company, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Funkstown Post 211.

Joan had a great love of cooking for and entertaining family and friends, and had a talent for making friends, who became family, wherever she went.

A private service and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

Arrangements by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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