The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 20, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, June 20, 2013

Minnie Edna Baker

Minnie Edna Baker, 97, of Beckley, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 17, 2013.

She was the daughter of the late E. Hiram and Mandy Whitt Rinehart.

Mrs. Baker was born on March 20, 1916, at Mullens, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bernice F. Baker, a son, Roger Baker, and by brothers and sisters, Ranzie Sizemore, Laura McComas, Edward Rinehart, Virgie Rinehart, Vescar Rinehart, John Rinehart, Nina Martin, Aimee Rinehart, Pansy Mason, Anna Campbell, Cora Whitt, Pearl Whitt, and Nettie Whitt.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker, and a member of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Karen Bouchard and her husband Paul of Wilmington, NC; Patsy Caudill and her husband Jimmy of Beckley; daughter-in-law Judy Baker of Benton, Arkansas, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday June 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Steven Beverly and assisted by Wesley Fondale of the Beckley Regular Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until service time on Friday.  

The family extends special thanks to her caregiver of seven years, Lois Megimose, and to the Hospice of Southern WV, along with the Bowers Hospice House for their excellent care.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

Lorena Ann     Campbell Brooks

Lorena Ann Campbell Brooks, 87, of Beckley, formerly of Fairdale, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

Services will be noon, Tuesday, June 25, in the Breckenridge Missionary Baptist Church at Bolt.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.

Online condolences at

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

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