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June R. Baker

March 18, 1935 - October 18, 2019

Service Date: October 26, 2019

Funeral Home James Wilson Funeral Home

Place of Service Free Methodist Church of South Canaan

Funeral Services will be Saturday, Oct. 26th, at 10am in the Free Methodist Church of South Canaan, 19 St. Tikhon’s Church Rd. South Canaan.

Friends may call Friday from 4 – 7pm in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Lake Ariel.

Interment, Simon Cemetery, South Canaan.

June R. Baker, 84, of Prompton, and formerly of South Canaan, Pa and Hensonville, NY, died Friday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton following surgery. Her loving husband of 62 years is Harold Baker.
Born, March 18, 1935 in South Canaan, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Leah VanSickle Swingle. June was a member of the Free Methodist Church of South Canaan and the Maplecrest Free Methodist Church.
June was active in leading youth-group related activities, such as a successful singing group called, “The Living Faith Singers.” They appeared on TV twice at a fund-raising event for cerebral palsy. June also designed gowns for the six girls and hosted strawberry shortcake and maple sugar parties, among others.
June loved snowmobiling and appeared on television, representing Baker’s Equipment. She was a devoted housewife and loving mother who helped raise four children. Later in life, she enjoyed coloring in adult coloring books.
Also surviving are daughters Collen Fila and husband Timothy of Honesdale and Susan Mills of Oklahoma; a son Dale Baker and his wife Amy of Hutto, TX; a son-in-law Timothy Dutton of Beach Lake; a brother Lawrence Swingle of South Canaan; grandchildren Benjamin Dutton, Michael Baker, Kara Fila Fereno, and Jack Fila; great – grandchildren Abigail Dutton and Rowan Fereno; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Tami Dutton; sister Joan Loscig; brothers Ted and Charlie Swingle.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, Oct. 26th, at 10am in the Free Methodist Church of South Canaan, 19 St. Tikhon’s Church Rd. South Canaan.
Friends may call Friday from 4 – 7pm in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Lake Ariel.
Interment, Simon Cemetery, South Canaan.
For directions, to share a memory, or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.

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