McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


December 5, 2013

Ollie J. Howard Baker

McALESTER — Ollie J. Howard Baker, 94, of Browns-ville, Texas, died Satur-day, November 30, 2013, in Brownsville, Texas.

Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery, McAlester, OK the Rev. W. Lee Brown officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery, McAlester. Service arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

Ollie J. Howard Baker, devoted wife and mother passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013, in Brownsville, Texas. She will be missed not only by her family but by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Marion Baker; her daughter, Barbara Baker Crixell; her parents, Carter and Mahala Howard, and her sisters and brothers, Laura Gross, Senora Gross, Ora Christopher, Dennis Howard, Anthony Howard, Jesse Howard and Wilbur Howard.

She is survived by two daughters, Vivian Baker Permenter, Brownsville, Texas, and Catherine Baker Freeman, Knoxville, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Viveca (Nicholas) Crixell Serafy, Monique (Roger) Crixell Keller, Laurette Crixell Kirby (John), Patrice (Chad)  Crixell McAllister, Debra (Bill) Permenter Karr, David (Kirsten) Permenter, Donna (Chris)  Permenter Browne, Mark Freeman, and Andrew (Katy) Freeman; nineteen great-grandchildren, Nicholas (Jenna), Paul (Lauren), Jason and Clayton Serafy; Ricco Juarez; Haley, Houston and Weston Kirby; Taylor, Mattie, and Chase McAllister; Michael and Justin Karr, Anorah Permenter; Derek Browne; Matthew, Jonathan, Jackson and Carter Freeman; one great-great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Serafy.

She was a member of the Antek Homa Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the First Baptist Church of McAlester, OK.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be made to Greater Valley Hospice, 605 Maco Drive, Harlingen, TX, 78550, (956) 541-6100.

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