Lillian Bake, age 69, a resident of the Restcare Group Home in St. Clairsville died Monday evening, Aug. 20, 2012, in Cumberland Pointe Nursing Home at St. Clairsville.
Born Feb. 19, 1943, in Bloomingdale, she was the daughter of the late Abraham Harlan and Lillian Elvira Oiler Bake.
Her family shared stories about Lillian, that as a child, she would accompany her brother, Pete, to the barnyard to feed the animals. While there, she would frequently ride around the farm on the back of "Polly", the pet pig.
Lillian's home has been in a number of various institutions since 1949. Lillian had siblings who remained in touch with her, and showed a great deal of interest in her wellbeing.
She is survived by her four brothers and five sisters, Dennis Bake of Bowerston, George "Pete" Bake of Leesville, Abraham (Linda) Bake of Jewett, Benjamin Bake of Bowerston, Mrs. Richard (Faith) Moreland of Carrollton, Nellie Davis of Miami, FL, Mrs. James "Bo" (Twila Jane) Beitzel of North Charleston, SC, Mrs. Larry (Barbara) Bennett of East Point, GA, and Mrs. John R. (Frances) Scott of Carrollton.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, Aug. 24 1 p.m. in Longview Cemetery at Bowerston with Rev. Milo Baker officiating. Visitation will be observed Friday from 11a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.