Anita Ruth (Luther) Baker

Born: Thu., Sep. 27, 1951
Died: Tue., Feb. 19, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
Location: Brandon Location

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Feb. 27, 2019

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Anita Ruth Baker, age 67, died peacefully; surrounded by her loving family; on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.


Mrs. Baker was born in Proctor on September 27, 1951. She was the daughter of Alfred “Buster” and Ruth “Bunny” (Pfenning) Luther. She grew up in Forest Dale where she received her early education. She was a member of the graduating class of 1969, from Otter Valley Union High School. She had worked in the family music store in her earlier years. She was a certified nurse’s aide at Pleasant Manor Nursing for many years and later had worked in the business office. She worked tirelessly, caring for her mom, after she suffered a stroke, 6 years ago. Her mother made her home with Nita until her passing in September 2018. She was an avid crafter and had also been a vendor at many shows. She collected fairy’s and had a beautiful fairy garden.


Surviving is her husband; Daniel C. Baker of West Rutland; whom she married in West Rutland on December 27, 1980, 2 daughters; Jami Gibbs and her husband Joe of West Rutland and Jessica Harris and her husband Shawn of Queensbury, NY and her brother; Rodney Luther and his wife Fran of Forest Dale. 7 grandchildren; Rachel, Kayla, Rebecca, Emmitt, Jerimiah, Julie and Heather, and 3 great grandchildren; Aiden, Nevaeh and Killian. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother; Keith Alfred Luther.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 11 AM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Maurice Moreau, pastor will be the celebrant. Following the ceremony the family will receive friends, at Brandon American Legion Post #55, for a time of remembrance.


A private graveside committal service will take place, at a later date, in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brandon.


Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Tuesday, February 26, from 4-7 PM. Where Fr. Moe will conduct a Vigil Service.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; The Foley Cancer Clinic, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701.


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Deborah Kelly
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Dear Danny, Jessica, and Jami,
We are so sorry for your loss. Anita was always such a caring person and good neighbor. She will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathy, Deb (Bernice and Joe Kulig's daughter) and Andy Kelly and family.

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