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Annie Elizabeth Baker

Female 1919 - 2008  (89 years)


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  • Name Annie Elizabeth Baker 
    Born 19 Sep 1919  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Dec 2008  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Ann Elizabeth Skeen - Charleston Newspapers - (Dec/3/2008)

      Ann Elizabeth Skeen, 89, of Cottageville departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at her home, surrounded by her family, following an extended illness.

      She was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Angerona and was a daughter of the late James Russell and Clara Pearl Sayre Baker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Raymond L. Skeen; sons, Larry Harless and Rocky Lee Skeen; brothers, Hal, Chester and Onley Baker; and sisters, Iris Louine Baker and Avis Ione Raines.

      She was a graduate of Union High School, Cottageville, and co-founder and longtime minister of Open Bible Church, Ripley. She and her late husband also ministered through a radio program, The Blessed Hope Hour, for several years. She also wrote a weekly article, And So It Is, for the Jackson Herald.

      Survivors include her sons and their wives, Roderick and Joan Harless of Dunbar and the Rev. Ben and Marie Skeen of Ripley; daughters and their husbands, Rebecca and Lee Cornett of Cottageville and Barbara and John Upton of Evans; sister, Lila Casto of Evans; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

      Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at Open Bible Church, Ripley, with the Rev. Frank Ashworth and the Rev. Ben Skeen officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, with the Rev. David "Guss" Imperio officiating.

      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

      Arrangements are being provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans.
    Person ID I85362  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2010 

    Father James Russell Baker,   b. Abt 1885, Tyler County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Clara Pearl Sayre,   b. Mar 1889, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Aug 1908  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 8/5/1908
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Russell Baker, 23, Tyler, Jackson
      Clara Sayre, 19, Jackson, Jackson

      1910 Union, Jackson, WV # 206-214
      Baker, Russel 26 m1 - 2y WVWVWV
      Clara 20 m1- 2y 1-0 child WVWVOH
      JCBR unnamed female born 5/13/1909

      1920 Union, Jackson, WV # 192
      Baker, James R 35 WVWVWV
      Clara P 28 WVWV OH
      Haldron J son 9
      Avis I da 5
      Iris L da 2
      Ann E da 4/12

      1930 Union, Jackson, WV # 215-220
      Baker, J Russel 46 md age 23
      Clara P 40? md age 17
      J Haldron son 20
      Avice da 16
      Louine da 13
      Anna E da 10
      Chester son 7
      Lilah R da 3 7/12

      Ann's obit lists brother Onley, could he be Wayne?
    Family ID F12564  Group Sheet

    Family 1 James Isaac Harless,   b. 6 Jan 1911,   d. 9 Aug 1985  (Age 74 years) 
    Children 
     1. Roderick Mansfield Harless,   b. 13 Feb 1939, Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 2014, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Larry Livingston Harless,   b. 18 Apr 1941, Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 2004  (Age 62 years)
    Family ID F22103  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rev Raymond Lee Skeen,   b. 23 Dec 1924, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 2005  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1946  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 9/21/1946 at Ravenswood
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Raymond Lee Skeen, 21, 12/24/1924, Kentuck, Cottageville, BW & Mary J Skeen
      Ann Harless, 26, 9/19/1919, Cottageville, Cottageville, Russ Baker & Laura Baker
      [Harless? I can't find a previous marriage]
    Children 
     1. Rev Benjamin Clay Skeen
     2. Barbara A Skeen
     3. Rebecca L Skeen
     4. Rocky Lee Skeen,   b. 18 May 1947,   d. 25 Jan 1973, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Family ID F22090  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

    2. [S21] Obit.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.