Margaret Frances (Moore) Baker


Margaret Frances (Moore) Baker, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday Feb. 8, 2016, at University Health and Rehab in Indianapolis. She was formerly of Needham, where she lived for more than 70 years.

She was born July 17, 1924, to Thomas and Versal (Parkhurst) Moore in Acton.

She was a member of the Clark Township Home Economics Club and a lifelong member of Rocklane Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible school helper, and a Deaconess. She also helped with the youth group. She also coordinated the Angel Tree, blood drives and food pantry helpers, and sang in the choir.

She was a 4-H leader for 25 years, Cub Scout den mother, and a volunteer at Johnson Memorial Hospital.

Throughout the years she was a caregiver to several people, and loved to help others and make them smile.

She worked on her parents’ farm when she was younger. Later in life, she sold Avon, Tupperware and delivered telephone and newspapers.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Dave) Funkhouser, and son, David Baker, both of Needham; two grandchildren, Carrie (Shane) Pitts of Greenwood and Brad Funkhouser of Whiteland; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Funkhouser of Franklin, Gabe and Carrington Pitts of Greenwood, and Sam Funkhouser of Whiteland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Larry Joe Baker; and two sisters, Henrietta Perry and Marianna Dugan,

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rocklane Christian Church, 4430 Rocklane Road, Greenwood. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Rocklane Christian Church Fund.

Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.