Betty Jane Baker, 89

Betty Jane Baker, 89, of Holland, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born to George and Ruth (Lumb) Merwin of Chicago, Ill. on March 9, 1927.
Betty is survived by her husband of more than 64 years, Ralph; daughters, Ruth and Bill Kaye of Saugatuck, Carole and Wesley Mitts of Fennville, Jami Baker and Dean Berens of Holland, Maree Baker of Dorr and Amy and Bill Embil of Hamilton; son James Baker of Holland; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; sister Phyllis Rastall of Douglas; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Ralph Jr., Mike and Scott; a daughter Donna; her parents; parents-in-law, Ruth Baker and George and Mary Baker; brothers-in-law, Harry Baker, Junior Baker, and Bert Rastall; and sister-in-law Shirley Kouw.
A family service was at Douglas Community Church on Sunday, Dec. 11.
There will be a celebration of life in her honor on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 4 p.m. at The Red Barn Event Center in Saugatuck.  
Memorials may be made to one's choice.
Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel.
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