Ruth Loretta Kellett was born March 5, 1934, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Homer Tyree and Iva Cantrell Tyree. She died Dec. 21, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 74.
She was united in marriage to George Baker who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by: one son, Gene Baker of Thayer; one daughter, Marilynn Vanderveen of Thayer; one grandson, Randy Denton of Thayer; one granddaughter, Tiffany Baker of Thayer; three great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Homer and Iva Tyree; her husband, George Baker; one infant son, Billy James Baker; one grandson, Wesley Baker; two brothers, David Tyree and Marvin Tyree; and one sister, Mildred Clark.
Funeral services were held Dec. 23 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Erman Croney officiating. Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.