Louise  Baker, age 83, of Sherrodsville, died Friday morning, Oct. 14, 2011 in  her residence following a two-year illness.  She was born Dec. 3, 1927 in Arjay, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Hester Smallwood Sanders, Sr.

On Nov. 17, 1945, she married Joe L. Baker, who died Sept. 6, 1999. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, one sister, a grandson, and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in the Calvary United Methodist Church at Sherrodsville with Rev. Milo Baker officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover, Ohio. Calling hours will be held Monday, Oct. 17 from 4-8 p.m. in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Sherrodsville Emergency Squad, c/o P.O. Box #31, Sherrodsville, Ohio 44675 or Community Hospice of Carroll County, 1040 Trump Road N.W. Suite B, Carrollton, Ohio    44615. To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home Web site www.baxtergardner.com.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.