MARIANNA SURFACE BAKER
Marianna Surface Baker went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House after a brief illness.
She was born on July 18, 1930 in Grain Valley, to John Milton and Mary Elizabeth Lefholz Surface. She grew up in the Fairmount area of Independence, and graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City. Marianna married Wendell Harold Baker on Aug. 6, 1950 in Independence. She worked many years as a school secretary at Noland Elementary School and at Ott Elementary School in Independence where she retired. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at Mt. Washington Baptist Church in Independence. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Independence for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit at the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, her infant son, Bradley Kent; her brother, John E. Surface; and her daughter-in-law, Janice Baker.
She is survived by her children; Allen Baker and his wife, Brenda, and David Baker, both of Lee’s Summit, five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Marianna to First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit or to Kansas City Hospice House.
Funeral services will be May 23, 2013 at 11a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mt Washington Cemetery in Independence.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64063, 816-524-3700.)