Betty Joan Baker
- Published: January 31, 2013
Betty Joan Baker, 80, died at Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairborn on Jan. 22.
A longtime resident of Yellow Springs prior to transferring to the Fairborn facility in 2010, Joan was born to the late Lee and Elsie Arganbright in Armstrong Grove, Iowa, on Dec. 6, 1932. She worked as a hairdresser in Springfield during the years that her late husband worked at Navistar. In Yellow Springs, Joan was quite active in several churches and had many good friends.
Surviving are her daughters Rhonda (Tom) True of Mason City, Iowa; Linda Gorkowski of Forest City, Iowa; Sheila Portz of Springfield and Sonya Gorkowski of Lakeview, Ohio. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Jody True, Katie Vaughn, Jeremy and Daniel True and Clayton Portz, and one great grandchild, Evie. Joan also leaves behind a special family member, Sharon (Dennis) Manning, of Nora Springs, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her sisters Ione Fleming, Helen Martin, Marg Williamson and Arlene Monahan, and brothers Earl and Don Arganbright.
Joan has donated her body to Wright State University and there will be no services. The family would like to thank Friends Care Community, Wright Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Crossroads Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.