Kathleen  Baker

Obituary of Kathleen J. Baker

Kathleen Joan Baker, beloved wife of Raymond Baker, passed away on July 3rd after a four-year battle with cancer. Kathy was born in Cincinnati, OH on September 29, 1949, to Charles and Marjorie Creger. She graduated from Indian Hill High School and attended Vanderbilt University. She transferred to the University of Cincinnati for a more robust history department, graduating in 1971 with a degree in Medieval History. Shortly after graduating, she moved to San Francisco, California for 6 years. In 1977, she moved back to Cincinnati, where she met Ray. They were married on July 1st, 1978, and had two children, Andrew Wyatt and Ashley Lauren. While in San Francisco, Kathy studied Chinese cooking and when she returned to Cincinnati, she taught Chinese cooking classes at Pogues, Shillito’s, Jungle Jim’s, and Cooks Ware. Kathy invested the next 35 years serving a myriad of clients as a residential realtor. After she semi-retired, she instructed numerous history classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati for more than a decade. Kathy never failed to complete a Sudoku puzzle and remained an avid reader of historical materials. Kathy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ray Baker; son Andrew Baker of Boston, MA; daughter Ashley Carter (Travis) of Charleston, SC; and three grandchildren Wyatt, Christopher and Isabel of Boston, MA. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Marjorie Creger. A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Thomas-Justin Memorial located at 7500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kathy’s name to Hospice of Cincinnati at PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Thomas-Justin Memorial
7500 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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