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Rosella B. "Rosie" (Birkle) Baker

January 13, 1940 ~ August 14, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

Rosella B. "Rosie" (Birkle) Baker, 80, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana,  passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was born November 13, 1940, in Aurora, IN,  of the late Herbert & Norma (Block) Birkle. 

Rosie worked in the cafeteria at Manchester Grade School and South Dearborn High School.  Then she was a lobby attendant for Argosy Casino, retiring after over 7 years of service.   She was a member of St John's Lutheran Church Bellaire. Rosie enjoyed flower gardening and vegetable gardening.  She loved to cook and bake.  She was a "Home Kitchen Craftsman".   Tim enjoyed everything that his mom made, but especially enjoys her zucchini bread.  Tim hopes to remember all of the cooking lessons that his mom taught him.  She loved to spend time with her family and always had a special meal prepared for them on the holidays.  Rosie also enjoyed collecting antiques, Milk Glass, and Eagles.  She was very patriotic and loved her country.  She loved Country Western music.  Her favorites were Conway Twitty and George Jones.  She enjoyed traveling, once to Hawaii, and many trips to Gatlinburg, with her family.  She was a warm and loving person, as beautiful on the inside, as she was on the outside.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.   

Rosella is survived by loving spouse of almost 16 years, Donald Baker, son, Timothy (Sue) Dudgeon of Lawrenceburg, IN; Sister, Brenda Brown of KY; Grandson, Kris Kinnett (Jamie) of Rising Sun, IN; and great grandson, Myles Kinnett, and son-in-law, Michael P. Schwing.  She was preceded in death by parents, Herbert & Norma (Block) Birkle; daughter Terri (Dudgeon) Schwing; siblings, Betty McMullen, Lynn Billy Birkle, Wanda Crider, Charles Birkle and Patty Sellers.

Friends will be received Thursday, August 19, 2021, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church (Bellaire), 4937 State Road #48, Lawrenceburg, IN.   

Services will be held at the Church, Thursday, at 2:00 pm, immediately following visitation, with Pastor Phil Garber officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery (Bellaire), Lawrenceburg, Indiana. 
Contributions may be made to the St John's Lutheran Church Bellaire or American Cancer Society.  If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
August 19, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church Bellaire
4937 State Rd. 48
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Funeral Service
Thursday
August 19, 2021

2:00 PM
St. John Lutheran Church Bellaire
4937 State Rd. 48
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

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