Sandra L. “Sandy” Baker, 52, Jasper

Sandra BakerSandra L. “Sandy” Baker, 52, of Jasper, died Tuesday (November 4). She was born January 24, 1962, in Robinson, Illinois to Jamie and Brenda (Staley) Stephens. She married Wesley Baker July 28, 1984, at the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Clark County, Illinois.

Sandy graduated from high school in Martinsville, Illinois, and attended Indiana State University where she was a member of the Alpha Phi and Psi Iota Xi sororities. She was employed as a materials leader at Stens Corporation in Jasper for 26 years. She was a charter member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper where she held several positions within the church and sang in the choir. She enjoyed church activities, vacationing in Mexico, attending her son’s musical performances, cooking, and needlework. She was a member and past president of the Business and Professional Women.

She is survived by her husband, Wesley Baker; one son, Wade Baker, Jasper; one sister, Sheri Parsley and husband Jerry, Marshall, Illinois; one brother, Randy Stephens and wife Missy, Annapolis, Illinois; her mother-in-law, Janice Baker, Oblong, Illinois; one sister-in-law, Glenda Baker, Oblong, Illinois; one niece; three nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ray and Goldie Staley.

Services at 11 a.m. (EST) Saturday at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Interment of her cremains will follow at a later date at Olive Branch Cemetery in Clark County, Illinois. Rev. Larry VanCamp and Rev. Paul Alvey will officiate at the service. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Shiloh Church and prior to the service Saturday morning. Psi Iota Xi Sorority will conduct a prayer service at 6 p.m. Friday. Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. It was Sandy’s wish that instead of flowers or gifts, expressions of sympathy take the form of a memorial contribution to Shiloh United Methodist Church. Condolences may be shared with the family online at

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