Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Rebecca "Becki" Crossland Baker of Jacksonville, Florida formerly of Butler, Missouri

 


A Celebration of Life Service for Rebecca "Becki" Crossland Baker of Jacksonville, Florida formerly of Butler, Missouri will be 11 a.m. December 16, 2023 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. No Visitation.  Inurnment at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.  Contributions to Ohio Street United Methodist Church.  Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Rebecca “Becki” Anne Crossland Baker, age 74 of Jacksonville, Florida formerly of Butler, Missouri died Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Oakview Health Rehabilitation Center in Orange Park, Florida.  She was born September 30, 1949 to Henry Harold and Helen Juanita Herman Crossland.

Becki, one of two children, grew up and attended grade school in Butler, Missouri.  She moved to Baxter Springs, Kansas and attended school from 7th grade to her junior year in high school.  Becki then came back to Butler and was a 1968 graduate of the Butler High School where  she was a member of the FHA, mixed chorus, pep club and student council.  She continued her education at Central Missouri State University in Warresnburg, Missouri studying history and psychology.  Becki lived in several places before moving back to Butler in 2000, then to Spring Hill, Kansas and to Florida in March of 2023.  She was employed as a front desk clerk at the Lexington Inn in Lexington, Missouri. Becki was a member of the Ohio United Methodist Church in Butler.  She married Stanley John McHenry and to this union, a daughter was born.  Later she married Ricky Alan Baker and to this union, two sons were born.

Becki was known to be friendly, kind hearted, happy, loving, caring, witty, generous and an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.  She loved playing cards, reading, and coloring pictures in the nursing home.

Becki is survived by her daughter, Amanda McHenry Montgomery of Butler, Missouri; two sons, Brandon Baker and companion Yunias Dodson of Middleburg, Florida and Justin Baker and wife Corissa of Spring Hill, Kansas; two granddaughters; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; a great-grandson; and a brother, Barry Crossland and wife Barbara of Maryville, Missouri.  She was preceded in death by her parents.   

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