Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Sisen Baker

Born: 4/16/1918

Died: 1/9/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Sisen Baker, 87, of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, passed away January 9, 2006, at McAlester Regional Health Center. She was born April 16, 1918, in Weathers, Oklahoma, the daughter of Ada Muckintubby James.

She married David L. Baker in March of 1932 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Sisen lived most of her life in the Jack Fork Community. She was a lifetime member of the Sardis Indian Baptist Church where she served in various ways. She was the church clerk, children’s Sunday School teacher, songleader, cook, and was always willing to do whatever needed to be done for the furtherance of the Gospel.

Her favorite hobbies were gardening and quilting. She loved Gospel singing and for many years celebrated her birthday with an all-night Gospel singing at Sardis.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Cecelia and Joe Williams; mother; and a sister, Malinda Cacy.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Arnold and Patti Baker of Hartshorne; two daughters, Ruth Kemp of McAlester and Christine Baker of Oklahoma City, 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and many other family members and friends.