Doris J. Baker

December 6, 1942 ~ June 29, 2020 (age 77)


Doris J. (Lafferty) Yoder Baker 77, of Somerset, met her Lord and Savior face to face on June 29, 2020 , after a long and courageous battle with cancer and other illnesses . Doris was born in Somerset on December 6,1942. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Bockes) Lafferty. Also preceded in death by her first husband, David L. Yoder and grandson Jason Tressler. She is survived by her husband, Richard S. Baker and these children: Jodie (David) Kelly of Rockwood, Cathy (James) Tressler of Markleton, Joseph of  Florida, Douglas and Patricia of Somerset. Also grandson Colby Baker whom she raised.  8 grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and 2 Step great great grandchildren. Sisters, Janie Yoder of Rockwood, Judy  (Phil) Wagner of Pennsylvania, Gail (Robert) Mitchell of Acosta and several nieces and nephews. She was a 1960 graduate of Somerset High School and worked as a bookkeeper for Exxon on the Turnpike. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church in Somerset where she held several offices . She was secretary of her Sunday School Class for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Somerset Volunteer Fireman Ladies Auxillary where she served as Past President in 1974. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends on her deck in the Summer where she had lots of picnics and get togethers. She also enjoyed playing Uno and Aggravation with family and friends.  Her hobbies were making extra food and taking it to some of the shut-ins from her church. Making hardtack, all kinds of assorted chocolates, fudge, crocheting and working with her flowers. She will be greatly missed by all, but most of all by her grandson Colby. I Hope to see all of my family in heaven and pray that they all get along. At Doris’s request there will be no viewing or service. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478,  Oklahoma City, OK 73123.  Arrangements under the direction of the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home. Condolences may be made at

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