In Loving Memory…

Harry E. Baker

Harry Eugene Baker, 95, of Houstonia, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

Born August 13, 1924 in Gardenia, CA, he was one of four children of Milo Thomas and Ida Mae (Motts) Baker.

Harry grew up in Collins, MO. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

On September 28, 1947 in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Etta Fern Page. This union was blessed with one daughter. Together they enjoyed 62 years before Fern passed away September 2, 2010.

In his younger years, he was a farmer and had a filling station in Houstonia. He later worked for Panhandle Eastern for 20 years, retiring in 1981.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering, penny ante poker and spoiling his grandkids. He was always up for a bargain and a good joke.

Harry was a member of Houstonia United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Lea Nelson (David) of Blackburn; two grandchildren, Steven Nelson (Rebecca) of Blackburn, and Christina Mackesty (Douglas) of Grain Valley; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Dawson and Lulubelle Underwood, both of Houstonia.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Baker.

A private funeral service will be held at Heckart Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Houstonia Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Veterans Assistance League, in care of the funeral home.


For those unable to attend the service due to the pandemic restrictions, you may send a “Hug from the Heart.” Send your sympathy message to and we will hand-write your note and attach it to a balloon which will be displayed at the service. The family will be able to see the love and support that surrounds them in their time of loss and know that you are with them in spirit.


25 Responses

  1. So very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.
    Gary and Janice Chastine

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Harry. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
    The Minkler Family

  3. Sorry for your families loss, Harry was a great person. And neighbor growing up in Houstonia.

  4. Hugs and prayers for your family. We love you all !
    So truly sorry for your loss.
    Doug and Linda Richie

  5. Thought of you and your family so much yesterday. Will keep you in my prayers and will give hugs when we can.

  6. Sorry to hear about Uncle Harry. I know we will all see him again in heaven. My thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace be with you all. God bless and hugs.

  7. Peggy, my heart goes out to you. Even though I never met your father I know he was a good man because he has a wonderful daughter

  8. Peggy and family we want to send our thoughts and prayers to you. Sorry we cannot be there in person to comfort you with hugs. Barbara Bryan, Tom and Linda Reid.

  9. The loss of a parent is never easy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. So sorry for your loss. Harry was a god one. He is now whole again and watching over you from heaven along with you mom. Hugs and prayers for all.

  11. Peggy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I thought so much of your mom and dad, wonderful people. Hugs! ♥️

  12. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Memories of Uncle Harry bring me joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Peggy, David, and family,
    Sending our sincere condolences in the loss of your dad and grandfather. Many thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Looking forward to hugging you as soon as i can!

    Love, Randy, Dana, Anna, and Truman

  14. Peggy and family, It is always hard to let loved ones go, may your parting be eased to know your friends embrace you in God’s blessings.

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