Margaret ‘Jean’ Baker

Margaret “Jean” (Yoder) Baker, 80, of Columbiana, OH, went to be with the Lord on October 4, 2020. She passed peacefully at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, with family at her side.

Jean was born on September 13, 1940 in Alliance, OH to the late, Merle and Martha Yoder. After graduation from Columbiana High School, she attended the nursing school at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, OH, where she obtained her registered nurse licensure. Jean had a successful 41-year nursing career at Salem Community Hospital in Ohio and Cape Coral Hospital in Florida. She served in several departments at each hospital, including emergency medicine, intensive care, and addiction treatment.

After retiring from Salem Community Hospital in 2001, she enjoyed spending time at the beach, volunteering for the church and other community groups, crocheting and sewing blankets, and spending time with family and friends. She had a passion for helping people, following politics, listening to the Bee Gees and Doo-wop music, working crossword puzzles, and tirelessly cheering for the Cleveland Browns.

Jean had a strong Christian faith and was a member of Greenford Christian Church in Greenford, OH.

Jean will be lovingly remembered by her husband, John “Jack” H. Baker, of 21 years, daughter, Tessa Tanis of Cary, NC; son, Tedd (Kathy) Freer of Ravenna, OH; stepdaughters, Tracey (Aaron) Petuch of Boardman, OH and Melissa Baker of Hubbard, OH; stepson Stephen (Kati) Baker of Hubbard, OH; her grandchildren Fallon Tanis, Leela Tanis, Joshua Tanis, Samantha Baker, Stephen Baker, Amanda Baker, Ashley Baker, Cadence Petuch and Brantley Petuch; brother James (Susan) Yoder of Columbiana, OH; sister Jeri (Edwin “Spike”) Henry of Columbiana, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her brother John Yoder and stepfather Willard Sanor, both of Columbiana, OH.

The family will hold a virtual memorial service on November 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. If you would like to attend the virtual service, please email tessakay0221@gmail.com by November 20th with the names of who will be attending and a link will be sent to you.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions in honor of Margaret Jean Baker be made to one of the following organizations:

Greenford Christian Church

PO Box 53, Greenford, OH 44422

Make check out to: Greenford Christian Church and put “BRCOH (IMO Jean Baker)” in the memo line or donate online at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/276033276866265/

American Cancer Society