Mary Jane Ferguson Baker, age 83, of Mena, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015.
She was born August 27, 1932 in Trenton, Texas to the late E. C. Ferguson and the late Alberta Starnes Ferguson. Mrs. Baker was a bookkeeper by profession but some of her greatest loves were motorcycle riding, enjoying nature and looking at the river. She loved gardening, canning and preserving. She and her late husband, Bob, loved traveling to the local Bluegrass Festivals. Mary also enjoyed taking history classes at Rich Mountain Community College. She loved watching football, particularly the Dallas Cowboys. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be dearly missed.
Mrs. Baker is survived by, daughter, Karolyn Kay Robinson and husband Timothy of Greenville; son, Steven Allen McCord and wife Cindy of Colleyville; Grandchildren, Scott McCord and wife Christa of Temple, Kelly Gordon and husband Eric of Euless; Great-Grandchild, Jason McCord of Temple, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E. C. and Alberta Ferguson, her siblings, Johnie J. Ferguson, Belvery Gene Ferguson and Martha Nell Ferguson, and her husband of 18 years, Bob Baker.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Ron Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general.
Pallbearers will be Scott McCord, Eric Gordon, David Gordon, Danny Miller, Tony Main, and Freddie Hamm. Honorary pallbearers will be Tex Baker and Jesse Miller.
The family of Mrs. Baker would like to say a special thank you to Aspen Home Health Care and Hospice.