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South Persimmon Cemetery

Woodward County, Oklahoma

© Billings Funeral Home Woodeard
Submitted by: Terry Dudley

Aletha Mae Heltch Baker

October 20, 1935 ~ April 9, 2023

Aletha Baker, 87 year old Woodward resident, passed away Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023 in Mooreland. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the South Persimmon Cemetery.

Aletha Mae (Keltch) Baker was born on October 20, 1935 in Sharon, Oklahoma to Elmer (Jack) Francis and Leecy Mae (Robison) Keltch. She attended Sharon Public Schools. Aletha was united in marriage to Herbert Leroy Baker on September 9, 1956 at the South Persimmon Baptist Church. They were blessed with six children: Florence Marie, Peggy Sue, Paul Allen, Brenda Kay, David Leroy, and Sheril Lynn. They made their first home in Woodward before moving to Booker, Texas for a while and they later moved back to Sharon. Aletha worked at the Sharon-Mutual lunchroom, the Woodward Hospital in the kitchen and the Woodward Senior Citizens Center.

She was a member of the South Persimmon Baptist Church and Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. She also enjoyed reading, working on crossword puzzles and find a word puzzles. Aletha enjoyed watching her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids in programs and sports. She loved spending time with family and friends, she loved them dearly.

She is survived by her children: Florence Baker of Woodward, Peggy Williams and husband Rick of Greenville, Texas, Paul Baker and wife Jean of Woodward, Brenda Raymer and husband John of Kerrville, Texas, David Baker and wife Lory of Moore Sheril Goodman and husband Monty of Mooreland; 13 grandchildren, Angela Roberts and husband Matt, Shasta Douglas and husband Dwayne, Marny Blasinggame and husband Tristan, Jason Baker and wife Beth, Bryan Baker, Richard Miles and wife Susan, April Hill and husband David, Paige Baker, Anndee Diaz and husband Jose, Taleah Raymer, Matthew Baker and wife Brittany, Amanda Kreiman and husband Ben, Morgan Goodman; 18 great grandchildren, Johnathon Roberts and wife Hannah, Justin Roberts, McKinley Douglas, Cory Williams, Kaitlynn Williams, Zakiyah Williams, Sammy Baker, Bastion Baker, Jackson Baker, Timber Baker, Nathan Miles, Vlad Hill, Cayden Diaz, Bella Diaz, Leecy Corsentino, Kylie Baker, Bryson Kreinman, Zoey Kreiman; one great great grandchild, Walker Roberts; three sisters: Jackie Hamill, Shirley King, Bonnie Castor and husband Kenny; one brother Tom Keltch;

Aletha was preceded in death by her parents sister Ida Faye, brothers-in-law, Jim Hamill and Floyd King and sister-in-law, Joann Keltch.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church Team Kids Program with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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