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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wintress Baker Clark, age 88, a resident of Fort Scott, died late Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Altamont, Kan., the daughter of Joshua Orville Baker and Susan Frances Woolfolk Baker.

Wintress was a 1938 graduate of Fort Scott High School and later received her Associates Degree from Fort Scott Junior College.

In her earlier years, she worked for the Western Insurance Company and the Frisco Railroad in Fort Scott.

She later moved to Kansas City where she was employed as an executive secretary for Co-Op, Clipper Manufacturing and later Bowen Construction.

In 1971, she relocated to California, and worked for Southern California Edison in the environmental planning division and later as executive secretary for Lewis Homes.

She was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church and had been active with the Fort Scott High School Alumni Association.

Survivors include a son, John Scot, Fort Scott; a step-son, George Clark and family of Arizona.

Also surviving is a brother, Roy Baker and family of Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, three sisters and a brother.

There was cremation. Pastor Janet Myers and Fred Campbell Jr. will conduct a celebration of life service at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the St. John's United Methodist Church.

Private burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to St. John's United Methodist Church and may be sent to Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.