Mrs. Irma Bertha Baker, 89, of Morganton, left this world Saturday, March 23, 2013. Born November 17, 1923, in Bronx, NY, she was a daughter of the late George Wolz and Maria Berberich Wolz. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Baker was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, George Stanley Baker, Sr. and a daughter. Kathryn Ruth Bernstein. Mrs. Baker proudly served her country during WWII in the US Army.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory two sons, George Stanley Baker, Jr., and his wife, Urszula Emilia, and
John Louis Baker and his wife, Debra, all of NY;
A daughter, Heidi Marie Griffin and her husband, Frank, of Morganton, NC;
Seven grandchildren, Jeremy Simonetti, Jesse Baker, Michael Bernstein, Grace Simonetti, Jade Johnson, Karolina Baker and Mark Bernstein will also cherish her memory.
Mrs. Baker's family will receive friends 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday, March 25, 2013, at Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton. A private burial will be held at a later date at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery, Black Mountain, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.