Betty Rose Baker, age 93 of Florence, Kentucky passed away in Northville, Michigan on December 15, 2020.
Betty was born on September 21, 1927 in Knoxville, Tennessee to her parents, Dempster and Isabel (née Kite) Johnson. She is the beloved and devoted wife of the late Jack Baker. They were married in 1947. Jack passed away in 2008. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her sister, Shirley Maxine Mucke and her nieces and nephews, Teresa (Chris) Somercik, Robert Mucke, Tara Marschall and Joseph Mucke (Debra).
Betty held the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel – the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Commissions for Kentucky Colonels are given by the governor and the secretary of state to individuals in recognition of their noteworthy accomplishments, contributions to Kentucky society, remarkable deeds, and outstanding service to a community, State or nation. Betty was an animal rights activist and very instrumental in establishing the Boone County Animal Shelter in Burlington, Kentucky that humanely house and care for animals and protect them from abuse and neglect.
A Memorial Service for Betty Rose Baker will be held in January 2021.
Betty’s cremated remains will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Those who wish to honor the memory of Betty Rose Baker are invited to consider a contribution to the Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Burlington, Kentucky 41005 and Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.