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Barbara Nanette Baker
January 29, 1962 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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Barbara Nanette Baker of Cuba, Missouri passed away Monday, August 21, 2023 at her home in Cuba, Missouri with her family at her side. She was 61 years of age.
She was born January 29, 1962 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Clarence Roy and Glenda Fern Hagood Baker.
Survivors are her significant other, John Breen of Cuba, Missouri; Son, Justin Elliott of Brunswick, Georgia; and daughter, Latricia Juneau and son-in-law, Tommy Juneau of Edgar Springs, Missouri; siblings: Buddy Baker, Kenny Baker, and Crystal Sheehy along with their spouses: Bridget Baker, Karen Baker, and Alan Sheehy; and nephews and nieces including Josh Baker, Jacob Baker, Isaac Baker, Jeanna Rogers, Kenneth Baker, Chesi Botkins, Skyla Sheehy
Her spirit lives on through her seven grandchildren: Courtney Oprean, Caitlyn Oprean, Bradley Walter, Nevaeh Juneau, Ava Juneau, Talon Oprean, and Parker Juneau.
Barbara was a family person who loved all her family. She loved to be around people. She owned the Jefferson Plaza Coffee House in St. James for several years, and she also worked at Gordoz Restaurant in Rolla for over 14 years. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed her home that was nestled into the country where she overlooked her beautiful lake. She would watch the sunrise and see the opportunity for a new day.
She had a beautifully vibrant spirit with an infectious laugh and smile which always brought everyone together. She enjoyed life to its fullest by traveling often. She enjoyed gardening and feeding her hummingbirds. Above all, she cherished her family and grandchildren. The role of grandmother was the absolute highlight of her world. She spent countless hours playing, interacting, and cooking with grandchildren. She made many precious memories with each of them, memories they will cherish for a lifetime.
Barbara was taken early in life. She would want us to be reminded that life is short, but sunrises are forever.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, August 25, 2023 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James with brothers Buddy and Kenneth Baker speaking.
A gathering will be held afterward at the St. James Train Depot Hall located at W Springfield Street, St. James, MO 65559. All are welcome, if you feel compelled please bring a dish to share.
Her ashes will be held by the family.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.