Charles Baker


FROM 2005 to 2012


AUGUST 9, 1955 - FEBRUARY 27, 2013

Charles Burton Baker, 57, Topeka, died Feb. 27, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 9, 1955, in Topeka, the son of Jerry S. and Patricia L. Ecord Baker.

Charles was a 1973 graduate of Washburn Rural High School and earned his bachelor of science degree in education in 1977 from Kansas State University.

He taught high school journalism and English for many years in the communities of Junction City, Abilene and Osawatomie, retiring in May 2011.

He held the position of administrative assistant for Topeka Symphony Orchestra from June 2011 to August 2012.

On July 23, 1977, in Topeka, he married Kristi Ann Williams. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Barbara L. McCall and Elizabeth Baker; a sister, Becky Hatesohl; and three grandchildren, Joshua Dillon McCall, Jacob Robert McCall and Mason Charles Baker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Osage Valley Lodge No. 24 AF & AM, Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies, Arab Shrine Temple and St. David’s Episcopal Church.

Services were Saturday, followed by burial in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Arrangements were by Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604.

Memorials may be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church, Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606, or Saint Luke’s Brain Tumor Center, 4400 Broadway St., Ste. 510, Kansas City, MO 64111.

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