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Remembering Bill Baker

William Baker 1929-2018

Friends and supporters:

It is with great sadness that we report former Jackson County Democratic Committee Chairman and Independence Councilman William Baker passed away on April 19th.
Bill was a lifelong resident of Independence, Mo. He was a community servant, Korean War Veteran and was in the loving care of the Missouri Veterans Home of Warrensburg.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Mariano William Circo.

Survived by wife, Shirley; children, Robin Bokarae (Sam), Mike Baker (Patty), Monica Sullivan (Pat), Tim Baker, Cindy Circo, John Baker (Elaina) and Sara Zorich (Kurt); and his 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, with funeral mass at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, both held at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee's Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Missouri Veterans Home of Warrensburg, 1300 Veterans Road, Unit D, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Type of Fund: General Specify: Unit D.

Also contributions can be made to the Mario Circo Mental Health Honor Fund at any Community America Credit Union.

Here is the official statement from JCDC Chairman Paul Wrabec: