Dale Quentin Baker
Dale Quentin Baker, 97, of Gardner passed away June 11, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center.
Dale was born July 2, 1912, in Coyville, Kan., to Basil and Jessie Fry Baker. He graduated from Gardner High School and earned a bachelors degree from The University of Kansas.
Dale married Marcelle March Foster in Lawrence, Kan., on July 3, 1940.
He was an area farmer all his life, raising cattle and hogs and growing various grains. Dale was passionate about his wife, his family and farming. Sitting atop his John Deere tractor was his greatest joy, and he took enormous pride in his farming operation. He retired from farming in 1990.
Dale loved homemade ice cream, fresh tomatoes from his garden, shopping and eating on the Plaza with his wife, and most of all, he loved to mow.
He was a charter member of the Olathe Trail Riders and a founding member of the Johnson County Fair Board. He served on the Township Board and Zoning Board and made numerous contributions to his church and to the community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marcelle in 1998, his siblings Doris Bray, Bill Baker and Beulah Watts.
Dale is survived by his daughters Carole Dale Grube and husband Wes of Overland Park, Kan., and Shirley Klo Harley and husband Stan of Gardner; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church, Gardner. Burial will follow at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. before the service, also at the church.
Arrangements made by Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, (913) 856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Medical Center Foundation or First Presbyterian Church or Vintage Park. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com.