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Margaret A.  Baker

Obituary for Margaret A. Baker

April 14, 1934 - January 29, 2018
Creston, Iowa | Age 83


Margaret Baker, 83, of Creston, formerly of Lenox & Red Oak died Monday, January 29, 2018 at Greater Regional Hospice Home - HCI in Creston.

Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Rev. William Richardson will officiate.

Burial will be at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston.

Memorials can be given to the Afton Assembly of God Church or the Greater Regional Hospice Home- HCI. Online condolences can be given at

Margaret Ann (Shawler) Baker, daughter of Orville Greene Shawler and Lucille Margaret (Hewitt) Shawler was born April 14, 1934 in Lenox, Ia. Margaret attended country school and later Lenox High School.

On November 22, 1951, Margaret married Jack Calvin in Lenox. They lived and worked in the Lenox area. To this union, three sons were born; David, Jerry and Michael. They were later divorced.

On January 4, 1974 Margaret married Vyrle Baker in Carlisle, Iowa. They settled in Red Oak where she continued to work in the grocery store for the next 24 years. She retired in 1996, they then moved to Creston in 1998.

Margaret had been a member of the Prairie Star Church, the Red Oak Assembly of God Church and most recently the Afton Assembly of God Church. She was always active in her church life and helping to lend a hand at church fixing food for many occasions.

Margaret is survived by her husband Vyrle Baker of Creston; three sons, David (wife Penny) Calvin of Columbia, Md., Jerry (wife Sherri) Calvin of Lenox and Michael (wife Pam) Calvin of Fredricksburg, Va.; a step-son, Scott Baker of Rancho Paloes Verdes, Calif.; 9 grandchildren: Stephanie (husband Brian) Wallace, Joe Calvin, Heith (wife Allison) Kitzman, Lincoln Calvin, Grant (wife Lacie) Calvin, Justus (wife Jinmei Zhang) Calvin, Cathy (husband Fred) Bishop, Kerry Polous and Kathy Palin; 18 great-grandchildren: Breanna and Brodie Wallace, Karly, Aleah and Dylan Calvin, Keigan, Dalton and Dax Kitzman, Bronx Calvin, Hailey, Joshua, Mia and Lucia Bishop; Rae and Kierra Harris, Mason Palin, Demetrius and Eva Karaginnis; one sister, Janice (husband Ron) Spurr of Creston; and a brother, Greg (wife Sherry) Shawler of Creston and brother-in-law Carl Dowdell of Creston; and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Wanda Dowdell and a granddaughter, Kimberly Bell.



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