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Monday, June 25, 2007

Carrel William Baker, age 91, of Humboldt, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Arrowood Lane Residential Care Facility in Humboldt. Carrel was born in Humboldt on April 26, 1916, the son of Carrel Harvey and Etta Sylva (Likens) Baker. When he was two years old, his parents passed away in the Flu Epidemic of 1918. He was then raised by his aunt and uncle, William T. and Mary L. (Baker) Wood. He was a farmer in the rural Moran and Elsmore area. Carrel was united in marriage to E. Marie Ard on Feb. 2, 1938 in Iola. She preceded him in death on April 28, 2004. He is survived by his children, Rosie Freeman and her husband Jerry of Humboldt, Kathy Ramsey and her husband Leo of Parsons, Lavon James of Fort Scott, David Baker and his wife Mila of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Carney Baker of Wichita; four granddaughters; five grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and an adopted sister, Lula Wood Mow of Moses Lake, Wash. Along with his wife Marie, he was preceded in death by his parents; his adopted parents; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Ethel Benincasa, Beula Hansen, Fern Dodson and Dorothy Dahl; two adopted sisters, Edith Neff and Elsie Henry; and two adopted brothers, Lewis Wood and Clarence Wood. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2007, at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. at the Moran Cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday, June 24, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in his name may be made to the American Heart Association and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements. To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabel.com.