Johnie Baker, son of the late John William Baker and Veda Boyt Baker, was born on Sept. 28, 1931, at Essex and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, March 31, 2003, at the age of 71. Mr. Baker was a former employee of FCH Farms and a resident of Dexter. He was united in marriage to Dora Wauer on Dec. 22, 1951, at Piggott, Ark. Mrs. Baker survives of the home in Dexter. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Larry L. Baker of Alton, Ill.; one brother, Harold A. Yancey of Salcedo; four sisters, Carol Ann Woodall and Kathy Taylor, both of Matthews, Norma Busby of Anna, Ill., and Ruth Avery of Bell City; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.