Nancy Ann Baker was born January 22, 1954 in Leon, IA to Roscoe and Emma Lane.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 29, 2024 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Mo.

Nancy graduated from North Harrison High School in 1972 and later Northwest Missouri State University in 1976.  She then became a registered nurse after graduating from Methodist Medical Center in St. Joseph in 1978.

After meeting Jackie (Jack) Baker at the skating rink in Grant City, MO, they were united in marriage on July 3, 1976.  They had four children and nine grandchildren to their union: Matthew (Jackie) Baker and children Josie and Lily; Ryan (Katie) Baker and children Emma, Hayden, Clara and Jackson; Jacklyn (Dave) Bishop and children Harrison, Hazel, and Hendrex, and Aaron (Leah) Baker.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, father and mother-in-law Ray & Freda Baker, sister Susan Patton, and sisters-in-law Joyce Brown and Dianne Lane.  She is survived by her husband of the home, her children, her siblings and their spouses Margaret (Ed) Trullinger, Mick (Becky) Lane, Dan (Diana) Lane, John Patton and Allan (Ellen) Lane and Jack’s siblings Judy (Roy) Claypool, Richard Brown, Janet (Donald) Brown, Jeanne (Russel McPike) Cavin, Julie (Dennis) Cavin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nancy is remembered for the countless lives she touched through her work as an RN at Ringgold County Hospital in Mt. Ayr, Gentry County Memorial Hospital in Albany, Pineview Manor in Stanberry, and the Worth County Convalescent Center in Grant City.  After retiring as a nurse, she and Jack enjoyed serving as house parents at Ringgold County Group Home.  She worked in many aspects of nursing, frequently running into people and stating “I helped deliver your mother” and “I took care of your grandpa”.

Nancy was a Christian and she and Jack raised their children with that faith. She never met a stranger and was an extended mother and grandmother to many.  She could be caught on her phone spending part of each day texting and talking to friends and family. She enjoyed family reunions and get-togethers with past classmates and friends. She relished her trips with Jack to Branson and riding “Fire in the Hole” and attending her grandkids’ many activities.  She was also a football fan and loved watching the Kansas City Chiefs.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Mo with visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday, February 2. Burial will be at the Grant City Cemetery in Grant City, Mo.