Judith “Judy” Ann Baker, age 61, of Parnell, passed away and was welcomed with open arms by her Lord and Savior into heaven on Monday, November 29, 2021. She was born on January 13, 1960, in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Joseph and Mary Ann Bobko, who preceded her in death as well as her brother, Joseph Bobko. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 42 years, Kevin Baker; her children Elizabeth (Nathan) Balmer, Kellie (David) Anderson, and Tara (Joseph) McNeil. Judy had six grandchildren whom she adored and loved with all her heart – Vincent, Brooklyn, and Paige Balmer, Morgan and James Anderson, and Myka McNeil. She is also survived by her siblings Rose (Scott) Rollins, Edward (Beverly) Bobko, and Ruth (Thom) Hourani; and many nieces and nephews.
Judy was the most kind, strong willed, stubborn woman that you would ever know. She loved her family with all her heart, and she always put everyone ahead of herself. Judy worked for Nugent Builders as their Bookkeeper, and she took great pride in her work and the company that she watched grow for decades; they always treated her as if she were their family.
Judy enjoyed cooking big meals for her family and reading romantic love stories. She suffered with the pains of Multiple Sclerosis for almost 30 years, but even with that she never lost faith in her Lord, and she accepted all that she was given in life.
Being a devote Catholic and lifetime member of St. Patrick’s Parish. Visitation will take place on Friday, December 3, 2021, from 6-8 PM, with a rosary at 7:45 PM at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson Street SE, Lowell, MI 49331. Mass of a Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Saturday, December 4, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave NE, Ada, MI 49301, with visitation one hour prior. Father Scott Nolan presiding. Interment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick School, 4333 Parnell Ave NE, Ada, MI 49301.
We are so sorry to hear about Judy. You have our deepest sympathy and she and your family will be remembered in our prayers..
We will be gone out of town for the weekend and sorry that we can’t make the funeral.
She will be missed.
May God bless your family during your time of sorrow.
George and Sheila
Our deepest sympathies and condolences. We will be praying for the repose of Judy’s soul, and for you, Kevin, and for all the family and friends during this difficult time of sorrow. May you be blessed with peace amidst the sorrow.
Tom and Carol Theoret
Judy was an amazing lady and a wonderful friend. She never let her MS stop her from doing anything and was so strong in her faith. She had such a big heart and was always asking about how I was doing. also her incredible marriage that her and husband Kevin had. My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and her family.❤
We are so shocked and saddened by the news of Judy being gone. She was much to young, but our faith tells us she’s without pain and with our Lord now. Kevin, girls, and entire Bobko family, we are so sorry for your loss and your families will remain in our prayers during this difficult time.
We are so saddened to hear of Judy’s passing. She was always a fighter, and always a sincere loving person. We will always remember the great family times we had, and will treasure knowing such a wonderful woman. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all at this very difficult time. May she rest peacefully until we all meet again!
Randy Kolehouse and Cheryl and Pete Pell.
You were too young to leave us. Loved working with you. It was many years ago but I’ll treasure the fun forever. Deepest sympathy Kevin and family❤️
I am so sorry to hear of Judy’ passing ! I am glad that I got to know her in saying the Rosary with her and Kevin at St. Patrick’s Church ! She never let her MS stop her from coming after a hard and long day at work ! I will miss her and she will always be in my prayer’s ! Love you Judy ! May God Bless you ! Brigitta Boston !
I’m so sorry to hear of Judy’s Passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Your family has been through a lot. Again, my continued prayers for your family.
So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her over the last 20+ years. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.