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Twila Mae Bake

Twila Mae Bake, age 64, of Green St., LeesvilleTwila Mae Bake, age 64, of Green St., Leesville, passed away late Saturday afternoon April 10, 2010, in her residence with her family at her side after a long courageous battle with various health problems.

Born Nov. 30, 1945, at home in Carrollton, she was the daughter of Mary Gallatin Roach of Bowerston and the late Jasper "Jack" Roach.

She was a devoted homemaker who loved to garden, play cards with her family, and loved her animals. Dear to Twila's heart were her three cats, Shadow, Missy, and Whitey and her loyal dog, Tippy, all whom will miss her dearly. One of her most favorite things to do was attending yard sales and holding her own sales at home. She formerly attended Leesville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. Twila attended Carrollton and Scio schools. 
Twila married George "Pete" Bake Sept. 9, 1972, and they lived together in the house on Green St. until her death. Pete and Twila did everything together from recycling to yard sales and raising their girls.

In addition to her mother Mary and her husband Pete with whom she shared 37 and a half years of marriage, she is survived by two daughters, Robin (Rich) Inman of Leesville and Connie Bake of Carrollton; a sister, Darla (Ed) Cundiff of Bowerston; a brother, Ray (Rita) Roach of Leesville and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and in-laws.

In addition to her father who died in 1982, she was preceded in death by a sister Linda Moore in 1985, and brothers, James "Ralph" Roach in 1987 and Carl "Butch" Roach in 2008.

Funeral services will be conducted this Wednesday, April 14 at 2 p.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Captain George Bates of the Dover-New Philadelphia Salvation Army Service Unit officiating.  Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. until services commence at 2 p.m. in the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Longview Cemetery at Bowerston. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. To leave an online condolence visit www.baxtergardner.com.

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