Norma Louise "Betty" Baker, 79, of Fort Scott, died Monday April 9, 2007 at K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born September 16, 1927 in Harrison, Arkansas the daughter of Charles Peter and Laura May (Palon) Long. She married John S. Baker April 29, 1950 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He survives of the home. Betty worked for Key Industries and later for Ward Kraft Forms and Labels, where she retired from. She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed bowling and camping. In addition to her husband John, Betty is survived by her children; Patricia Wheeler, Fort Scott, Cynthia Stewart, Fort Scott, and Brian Baker, also of Fort Scott, a sister; Peggy Drake of Brownsville, Texas, a sister-in-law; Joan Long of Conway, Arkansas, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son; Steve Baker, three sisters; Dorothy Rose, Eilene Rea, and Maxine Conner, and three brothers; Bill Long, Bob Long, and Charles "Sonny" Long. Pastor Vida Williams Huens will conduct funeral services for Betty 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2007 at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
Burial is at the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Expressions of sympathy may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.