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Rheba C. Baker

December 21, 1929 — June 5, 2023

Rheba C. Baker, of Scott, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 93 on Monday, June 05, 2023 at Hearth & Home at Van Wert. She was the 7th of 8 children born to the late Samuel Nelson and Abbie (Keysor) Mohr. A 1947 graduate of Grover Hill High School, Rheba went on to marry James Baker, who preceded her in death. To this union were given 5 children: Kathy (Arnold) Reger of Coldwater, MI; Deb (John) Weisenburger of Oakwood; Cheryl (Dave) Porter of Three Rivers, MI; Terry (Wendy) Baker of Grover Hill and Sandy (Ray) Proud of Waterloo, IN. Rheba's and Jame's legacy will continue to live through the lives of their 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Romaine Boundy of Paulding. In addition to her parents and husband, Rheba was also preceded in death by 6 of her siblings. Besides the love she had for her family, Rheba loved to lift her voice to her heavenly Father in praise and worship. She also enjoyed the time she and James would spend at their lake cottage in Michigan. Rheba stayed at home to raise her 5 children and did seasonal work at the Van Wert Overall Manufacturing Company and the Stokely Tomato production facility in Paulding. When her children were older, she enjoyed giving herself to others through work at the Van Wert Hospital and finally as a visiting aide for CHP. Rheba will be greatly missed by her family, but they rejoice in knowing that "There is coming a day." While the birth and death are bookends to Rheba's life, the dash represents a life of love and concern, care and compassion and of pride and joy for those she loved and knew, and to those she encountered along life's highway. Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Mandale Church, 2820 OH-66 Cloverdale, OH 45827 with Rev. Don Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill. Family and friends will be received two hours prior to the service, from 1 pm to 3 pm, on Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rheba`s memory may be sent to CHP Homecare and Hospice of Van Wert. To share in Rheba's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

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Rd 24, OH 45849

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