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Kathy M. Baker nee Rardin, age 61 of Lombard,

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 28th, 2010

Kathy M. Baker nee Rardin, age 61 of Lombard, died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at her home.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010, from 2 – 9 P.M. at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.
Lying in state Wednesday, June 2, 2010, from 10 A.M. until the time of the funeral service, 11 A.M., at First United Methodist Church of Lombard, Main at Maple Sts., Lombard.
Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband, John L. “Jack”; five daughters, Amy (Michael) Johnson of Lombard, Stacy (Steve) Perkins of Herscher, IL, Abigail (Jake) Epprecht of NY, Jessica (Nate) Ewald of Oakbrook Terrace and Claire Baker of Lombard; her son, Jon (Erin) of FL; her ten grandchildren, (plus 1 on the way), Melanie, Christian, and Nichole Johnson, Rebecca, Megan, and Jamie Perkins, Zachary and Wyatt Epprecht, Gage Baker and Cameron Baker; her parents, Richard and Shirley nee Kajer; her sister, Karen (Michael) Legler of Hanover Park; two brothers, Richard (Sheryl) of TX and Larry (Lauren) Rardin of Colorado; her mother in law, Phyllis Baker of Warrenville and her brother in law, Ken Baker of Winfield; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father in law, Elmer Baker.

Mrs. Baker had been married for 42 years. She was a graduate of Glenbard East High School in 1966. She had attended Westley Memorial Nursing School in Chicago. She was a certified lactation consultant and had worked for over 30 years with the LaLeche League as a leader. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Lombard, where she had been a Sunday School Teacher, served on the Board of the Credit Union, and volunteered with PADS.

Funeral arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.


21 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ellen, Jim, Hannah, & Nate Hoffman says:

    Our hearts ache with sorrow at your loss. May God’s arms fold around each of you and give you peace.

  2. Dionne McKenzie says:

    My heart is saddened to hear of this loss! Kathy was an amazing woman and a God send to so many! I am one of her works of art. God Bless you Baker family! I pray for God’s comfort and peace to surround you during this time of sorrow!

  3. Lisa H. says:

    Am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Kathy was a wonderful person. I still remember her coming to Korea to train our first Peer Counselor group… Baruch dayan haemet

  4. Michelle Whitney Chlan says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Kathy’s death. Her family is in my thoughts.

    Michelle Chlan
    LLL of Elk River, MN

  5. Dolly Crespo says:

    It is a sad day. Kathy was loved by many, her wonderful disposition to help others will be remembered always. Kathy was a great friend and inspiration for many. I Love you Kathy, my dear friend and colleague.

  6. Katrina & Bob Meek says:

    We are so sad to learn of Kathy’s death. She was a wise and dear woman from whom I learned much. The world will miss her.

  7. Mary Coutts says:

    My sincere and deepest sympathy to the family.

  8. Tamara Wrenn says:

    I am so heartbroken to hear about Kathy’s passing. She was an incredible woman who always had time to listen to my next big idea and give me guidance in the birth world. My condolences to her family, your mom, sister, wife, friend, grandma will truly be missed and her spirit will always live in my heart. Tamara

  9. Chris Jones-Wollerton says:

    Sending my thoughts and prayers for healing to Kathy’s family. Kathy has always been a friend and support to me throughout my years with La Leche’s Peer Counseling Program and my personal goals as a mother and LC. We kept in touch through email and I saw her a few years ago at our area conference. I am saddened to hear of her passing. She touched many lives.

  10. Rebecca Magalhaes says:

    Words can’t really convey my sadness at Kathy’s death; but I would like to try. Actually, in words, she can only be described with superlatives – very sweet, so very generous, wonderfully supportive, lots of fun, tremendous common sense, great insight, and a dear friend and colleague! I will miss you so much, Kathy.

  11. Stacey Novak says:

    My prayers and thoughts be with those during this time.

  12. Dolores Pool says:

    My sympathy and prays are with you and your family at this time of
    grief. Just know that she is in
    a better place.


  13. Janedy Chen says:

    To a wonderful woman-Kathy,
    How it happened? I still wait for you giving me a message to finish our PCPA training on Sky-pe. Then you have gone…How the privilage is for me to work with you in your last days.I miss you!!!
    Janedy Chen,
    Leader of LLL-Hualien(Taiwan)

  14. Jeanne Cygnus says:

    Kathy was an amazing woman. She touched many lives and helped countless women. My deepest sympathy to her family and all whom she was close to.

  15. Michele Crockett says:

    Many thoughts and prayers to all of Kathy’s family. Thank you for sharing so much of her with LLL and Peer Counseling Programs. She changed the world; one mother and one baby at a time.

  16. Adele says:

    Kathy was such a help to me. I am so sorry she is gone, I will miss her so much!

  17. Vicky Reynell for La Leche League South Africa says:

    The Leaders in LLL South Africa were saddened to hear of Kathy’s death. Her legacy will live on in our Peer Counselling programme. We are deeply appreciative of the impact that the programme continues to have in many communities in our country. To Kathy’s family: we are so very sorry for your loss.

  18. Maya Sartania says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Kathy’s death. She is in my soul.
    I will be appreciating my whole live to Kathy’s support for me and my concernce.
    She was, indeed, my “Angel”!
    I am mourning with all the LLL for such a brilliant person’s departure!
    Maya Sartania

  19. Dymphna Berger says:

    I was so saddened by the news of Kathy’s death. I had just spend a wonderful weekend with her in Alexandria. Kathy you were a great person with a big heart. I will miss you! My prayers and thoughts go out to your family.

  20. carol smith says:

    i remember kathy from her involvement with the schools, from hammerschmidt/glenbard east she was always an involved mom. with her kids and others.what a giver.she will be missed and the world is a better place because of people like her..

  21. Syrennia McArthur Hanshaw says:

    Kathy was a great advocate for woman, world-wide. Her giving nature and tireless efforts will be missed, but not forgotten. We will do our best to uphold your legacy.

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