Hastings resident Ella Mae Baker, 92, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, at Perkins
Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, NE.
Due to COVID-19 directed health measures, private graveside service for family
members will be held with burial at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska. There will
be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army. Private
condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland
Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ella Mae Baker was born January 4, 1928, to Peter E. & Natalia D. (Engel) Baker. She
graduated from Hastings High School in 1947. Ella Mae resided, all but the final month
of her life, in the same home where she was born. She was an active life-time member of
the New York Avenue Congregation Church where she sang in the choir and taught
Sunday School. Her places of employment included Woolworths, Bruce’s Jewelry and
numerous doctor’s offices, all in Hastings. She retired in 1993 from her work with Eye
Specialists of Nebraska in the Hastings Medical Park. Ella Mae loved the Lord, her
family and she loved animals.
Ella Mae Baker was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Helen Taylor, Ruth
Bierman, and Irene Lissman; and four brothers, Reuben Baker, Raymond Baker, Kenneth
Baker, and Elmer Baker.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.