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Marjory Baker, Pastor’s Wife

By March 17, 2015No Comments

MarjorieBaker_inlineDAVENPORT, Iowa—Marjory Louise Baker, a pastor’s wife, died March 11. She was 92.

Marjory married Robert W. Baker on Oct. 12, 1940. They began their life as husband and wife on a farm near Owasa, Iowa. Later she accompanied Robert to Grace Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. She ministered with him through a radio ministry in Oskaloosa, Iowa, singing the introductory song, “Grace Greater than Our Sins,” and doing the Saturday morning children’s program.

When Robert entered pastoral ministry, she assisted in teaching Sunday School, conducting Bible schools, providing meals for the youth ministry, and singing in the nursing homes of Columbia, Iowa. Their next move was to Calvary Baptist Church in Union, Iowa. She counseled many summers with the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp and was very active in the ladies’ ministries of the Iowa Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Their next ministries were Nevada (Iowa) Baptist Church; Grace Baptist Church, Harlan, Iowa; and Gulf Coast Baptist, Pensacola, Florida.

Throughout her life, Marjory took an active interest in missionaries, financially supporting eight missionaries. Among her many ministries during her retirement years in Davenport, Iowa, she became the “Cookie Lady” of her neighborhood. As the children came for cookies, she would read Bible stories. Her greatest mission in life was introducing people to Christ.

She is survived by her sons, Bruce, Mark, Stephen, and Larry; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A funeral service was held March 15 at Berean Baptist Church, Davenport, Iowa, where her son Mark is pastor.