Sue West Baker, age 69, of Glenwood, died Sunday. Sue was born on July 18, 1940 in Norman, Arkansas, the daughter of C. E. and Pauline Duke West. On January 21, 1961, Sue was married to Don Baker. She was preceded in death by her father. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Sue graduated from Henderson State University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in high school English. While at Henderson she was feature twirler and member of Delta Zeta sorority. Sue taught English at Mount Ida, Kirby, Glenwood, Caddo Hills and Glenwood Christian School and was loved by all of her students. Sue and Don owned Baker's Grocery in Glenwood for 32 years. She was active in the community serving on the Pike County Fair Board, Goals for Glenwood, and several boards. She was also instrumental in starting the Glenwood High School Band, and taught baton lessons. Sue loved to travel but her first priority was taking care of her family. She is survived by her husband, Don Baker of Glenwood; her mother, Pauline Duke West of Malvern; three children and their spouses, Karen and Chuck Voan, Paul and Tamara Baker and Beth and Richard Vines all of Glenwood; six grandchildren and their spouses, Brandon and Candice Vines, Steven Schaberg, Sydney Archer, Nicole and Jon Burton, Adam Baker and Matt Baker; six great grandchildren, Kaylee, Blakely and Leighton Vines and Chloe, Carter, and Cali Archer; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Randy Stuckey of Malvern; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Karen West of Benton; and many nephews and nieces. Services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, in the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Glenwood with interment in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood. Visitation will be Tuesday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Brandon Vines, Steven Schaberg, Adam Baker, Matt Baker, Jon Burton, Jeremy West, Brian West, Nick Tyler, Tim Baker, Greg Tidwell, Tommy Tidwell, and Terry Tidwell. Memorials may be made to Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 315, Glenwood, Arkansas 71943. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
Published June 22, 2010