Helen Bernice “Lucky” Baker, 95, passed away peacefully at Parkway Senior Living in Blue Springs on February 4 surrounded by her loved ones. Lucky was born June 16, 1927 in Washta, Iowa, to Axel Olafson Johnson and Bertha Pedersen Johnson.
She married Sam Baker, of Baker Memorials with whom she shared many wonderful years.
Many people knew Lucky from her years at Lexington Cleaners where she used her sewing skills doing alterations and tailoring, and eventually moved to the position of manager. During this time she was an active member of the Business and Professional Womens Organization (BPW) where she served a term as president.
Her enjoyment of people continued with volunteer work. Lucky volunteered at the Anderson House Museum and the hospital Ladies Auxiliary, which she headed for a time.
Her great love was music. Lucky was a skilled pianist who often played the organ at her beloved Trinity United Church of Christ. The Church was also graced with her presence in the choir. She sang, too, with the Sweet Adelines as well as the Chorus of Friends. She gifted this love of music to her daughters.
In her spare time Lucky enjoyed reading and watching old movies. A highlight of her last year’s came when her cat, Romeo, won the My Favorite Pet contest in 2018, and the two proudly walked in the Fall Festival parade.
Lucky was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, and her three brothers, Arnold, Ralph and Palmer Johnson.
She is survived by daughters Victoria Tagai, The Villages, Florida, Janice Mussatto, Blue Springs, and Kathryn Bishburg, Highland Park, New Jersey. Her grandchildren include Lou Ann Hultgren, Alec Venditti, and Leah Samet plus three great-grandchildren Drew Hultgren, Emma Bates, and Sam Venditti.
Lucky was dearly loved by her family and friends and will be sorely missed.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 9, 2023, 1312 Franklin Ave., Lexington, MO, 64067 at Trinity United Church of Christ. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 9, 2023, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Friendless in Lexington. Memories of Lucky and condolences for her family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South St., Lexington, MO, 64067, 660-259-2245.