Lucille Baker

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May 24, 1932 - July 26, 2016

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral H


Monday, August 1, 2016 10:30 a.m. at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home


Eastview Cemetery


Lucille Emma “Lucy” Baker, age 84, of Centerburg, passed away July 26, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Columbus, OH May 24, 1932 to Kathryn Asay and Art Zimmerman and raised by her grandparents, Carl and Freda Hackman. Graduate of West High School. Formerly employed by Green Gables Restuarant, Big Bear Warehouse, Franklin County and Walmart Garden Center of Mt. Vernon. Former owner of B & C Waste Oil Co..Loved playing bingo at the Eagles in Delaware, OH. Survived by her children, Debra Rudolph, Robin (Greg) Martin, Kathy (Larry) Smith, Mike Rudolph, Tom (Nancy) Rudolph and John (Penny) Baker; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchldren; beloved pets, Dee Dee, Sandy, Diamond, Tinker Bell, Sweetie Pie, Snow, Pearl and Scaredy Cat. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert (2005), son, Rick Rudolph (2006), 1 brother, 2 half-brothers and 1 half-sister. Friends may call at the JOHNSON-MELICK-MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 49 W. Church Street, Centerburg, Sunday 2-5 p.m. where service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m., Pastor John Francis, officiating. Interment Eastview Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital or Betty White-Morris Animal Foundation. Special thanks to Knox County Hospice and Dr. Husain Rasheed.


Kaitlyn Rudolph - Jul 31, 2016

No matter what Grandma Baker never missed a birthday. I always looked forward to her calling and singing happy birthday to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.

Ruth Goossens - Jul 29, 2016

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a wonderful lady. Enjoyed the time I worked with her at Walmart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Diane Denton - Jul 29, 2016

Lucille was such a delightful person to be around.We always looked forward to her visits to Florida. Will miss her so much. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Janis Sister… Diane

maxine satterthwaite - Jul 29, 2016

so sorry to hear about your mother. she was a real sweetheart I enjoyed the many talks we had when she visited Janis in florida god bless all of you Maxine satterthwaite |Janis sister}

janis rudolph - Jul 29, 2016

My heart goes out to all of you. I loved Lucy dearly she touched my life in so many ways as she touched lives everywhere she went. I am going to miss the wonderful conversations and laughter we shared. Having her as a part of my life has indeed been a blessing. I hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers.. Much Love..Janis

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