Shelby Jean Marks Baker

January 8, 1938 - February 15, 2012

01/08/1938 - 02/15/2012

Shelby Jean Marks Baker, 74, died Wednesday, February 15, 2012.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Billy Hardwick and the Reverend J.N. Baggett will be presiding.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2012 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

Shelby was born on January 8, 1938 to the late Rufus Earl and Grace Ward Marks. She retired in 1994 as Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of Carolina Telephone (Sprint Corporation) after 38 years of service. Shelby was a dedicated daughter who cared for her mother until her death.

She is survived by her husband, Clifton Eugene “Gene” Baker; two sisters, Barbara Marks Braddy of Hobgood and Rose Marks Maruska and husband Gary of Escondido, CA; one niece, Amy Braddy Flowers and husband Brad of Grimesland; two nephews, Kenneth Allen Maruska of Arvada, CO and Keith Wayne Maruska of San Diego, CA; two great-nieces, Mary Grace Flowers and Lidia Vail Maruska; and three great-nephews, William Thomas Flowers, Cannon Maruska, and Zachary Maruska.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to the Hobgood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 36, Hobgood, NC 27843.

Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.

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