Obituary: Betty L. “Betty Lou” (Crane) Baker

July 25, 1951 – May 30, 2022

Betty L. “Betty Lou” (Crane) Baker, 70, of Springville, passed away at 3:35 pm on Monday, May 30, 2022, at Methodist Hospital due to complications of a stroke.

Born July 25, 1951, she was the daughter of Charles and Icey (Gilpin) Crane of Oolitic. She married Paul A. Baker on
October 24, 1969, in Oolitic. She worked at RCA after high school for a few years and then was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. In 2000, she and her husband, Paul, started their own business, Indiana Door & Hardware Specialties in Bloomington, IN. She was a member of the Shiloh Church in Eureka, IN. She lived every day for her

She made friends everywhere she went and was loved by all who knew her. She lit up the room with her beautiful smile and generous heart. If you knew her, you also knew her kids and grandkids. They were her pride and joy.

Survivors include her husband, Paul, of Springville; a son, Troy (Kristina) Baker; a daughter, Trisha (Brad) Magnus, all
of Springville; brothers, Charlie (Debbie) Crane, of Bedford, Dave Crane (Kevin Rottet), of Bloomington; grandchildren, Drew, Evan, Abigail, Cole, and Audrey, all of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Carolyn Banks.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors John and Kay Pruett officiating with additional words by Wayne Caswell. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Dinner will be served at Shiloh Church in Eureka following the burial service. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3rd, and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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