Obituary: Ila Grace Baker

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  • | 4:31 p.m. November 5, 2014
  • West Orange Times & Observer
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Ila Grace (Woodley) Baker, 97, of Winter Garden, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

Ms. Baker was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, on June 28, 1917, to Jasper Newton Woodley Jr. and Mary Naomi Lambert. In her younger years, she and the Woodley sisters, Katie, Alice, Artie, Emma and her sister-in-law, Mildred, ran the restaurant at the Edgewater Hotel in Winter Garden, where people lined up inside and out waiting to eat. She met her husband, William Morris Baker, and married Dec. 17, 1938.

Ms. Baker was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son and daughter-in-law; and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include sister, Gladys Bennett; son, Jerry Baker (Mimi); daughter, Sherry Lynn DeWeese (Ray); grandchildren, Pearce Baker, Molly Baker Holmes (Mark), Guy Baker, Chris Baker (Angie), Brad Baker, Michael Pounds, Jessica DeWeese and Ryan DeWeese (Ashley); great-grandchildren, Conner Baker, Ben Baker, Noah Baker, Seth Baker and Zeke DeWeese; and numerous special nieces and nephews.

Visitation was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m.


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