Jo Baker

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Jo Ellen Baker, 75, of Agency, died at 10:50 p.m. January 15, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa.

She was born January 31, 1946 in Ottumwa to Paul C. Anderson and Bettie Mae Anderson. She married Donald L. Baker June 24, 1967.

A graduate of Walsh High School, she attended Iowa Tech. Jo worked 28 years at John Deere Ottumwa Works, retiring as an Industrial Engineer in 1994.

She was a member of St. Mary of the Visitation and Wapello County Master Gardeners. She and her husband enjoyed traveling. As family centered around Jo, she greatly enjoyed hosting family gatherings at her home.

Surviving is her husband, Don; a son, Doug (Jody) Baker of Agency; a grandson, Levi Baker of Ottumwa; a brother, Dennis (Marty) Anderson of Ottumwa; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Eric Levi Baker; two brothers, Thomas Anderson and Jay Anderson; and a nephew, Seth Anderson.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19th at Reece Funeral Home with her family present to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20th at St. Mary of the Visitation with Fr. James Betzen C.PP.S. celebrating. For those unable to attend, you may watch live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agency Fire and Rescue.

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