Hazel Lois Baker, 86, of Norwalk, passed away early Monday morning, January 14, 2013 at Gaymont Nursing Center.
Hazel was born February 1, 1926 in Jefferson, Ohio, to the late Fred A. and Mildred (Burlingame) Stephenson.
She was a graduate of Oak Park High School and the University of Chicago. She was employed by Fisher Titus Hospital of Norwalk and the former Memorial Hospital of Sandusky. Hazel raised Pekinese dogs for 30 years under the name of Baker's Pekinese Kennel.
Hazel is survived by her in-laws, Ken Sr. (Kay) Baker of Berlin Heights, Marilyn Baker of Norwalk; nephew, Ken Baker Jr.; niece, Shelly (Dave) Ball ; six great nieces and nephews; her friends, Eugene and Geraldine Rogers, of Wellington, OH.
Including her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Harold F. Baker whom she married on October 3, 1992; her adoptive parents, Charles F. and Elizabeth Beeler.
At Hazel's request, there will no public services held. Burial will take place in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron, Ohio. Arrangements have been entrusted to Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory, 1 S. Main St., Milan, Ohio 44846.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Stein Hospice, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to The Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.grofffuneralhomes.com.