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.