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Marybelle “Fleetie” Baker

December 7, 1919 – August 6, 2018

Marybelle “Fleetie” Baker, age 98, of Newark, DE and formerly of Dover, DE and Crystal River, FL, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Born in Urbana, OH on December 7, 1919, Fleetie was the daughter of the late George E. and Ada (DeRemer) McPeck.  She dedicated her career as a teacher with schools in both Delaware and Florida.  Fleetie loved being an educator.  She was always very active in her community.  Fleetie enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Fleetie was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Baker and son, Tom Baker.  She is survived by her grandchildren, Thomas Baker, Jr. (Karen) of Newark, Jennifer Lockridge (Alex) of New Castle and Kelly Oldis (Jason) of Newark; and great grandchildren, Robin Baker, Michael Baker III, Colby Lockridge, Tyler Oldis and Chase Oldis.

A cryptside entombment will be held at 10 am on Friday, August 10, 2018, in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. Rita Lake, August 8, 2018

    I am so sorry for you loss and if you should need anything please do not hesitate to call me I’m here for you❤️

  2. Sheryl Jones, August 8, 2018

    Sorry to hear about her passing. She lived a good life and enjoyed all the children and grands. Hope all of you are doing well. Take care. Love. Sheryl

  3. Daniel E McPeck, August 8, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Marybelle’s passing. I never know her as Fleetie but Aunt Marybelle. I know her from my earliest memories way back before She and Uncle Bill move to Delaware when they had a flower shop in Bellefontaine Ohio. She aways had time for family and a wide group of friends. I know she loved teaching, special ed especially. A flood of memories are coming back, she was a special lady, special aunt.

  4. Laura Ward, August 9, 2018

    My Dear Family, A beautiful lady, who loved you all. Each time I visited the first thing she did was give me an update on all your doings and successes. She was so proud of each of you. I will miss her! Haven’t decided if I will come for the services or not but know that each of your are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, your cousin, Laura

  5. Ruth Regal, August 9, 2018

    Aunt Marybell was very special to our mother, Sue McPeck Regal. Mother told us many stories of her relationship with her aunt. We,Aunt Marybell and Uncle Bill Baker ‘s nieces and nephews spent many wonderful family events together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From the Sue McPeck Regal family, Ruth Regal, Connie Walls, David Regal, Renee Scott and her many great-great nieces and nephews.

  6. Joyce Biddle, August 11, 2018

    Fleetie was very special to me. I am very sorry for your loss!

  7. Beth Miller, August 11, 2018

    Mommom’s such an amazing strong woman and always fun to be arround Definitely a person to aspire to be like.

  8. Mary Margaret McPeck Welklin, August 15, 2018

    Dear Family, My memories of my dear Aunt Marybelle are many. I remember even when I was a child that she and Uncle Bill always made our Christmas a very special time. She told me recently of when I was born she had just got home from college and had a nurse friend sneak her into the hospital to see me and my mother. I had never heard that before. I am so glad that Roger and I made the trip to Delaware to see her and to meet you folks again. I have things that she has given me over the years and I will always remember her when I use them with fond memories. You have been blessed to have such a wonderful grandmother.
    May God Bless you all and remember we are family, Mary and Roger Welklin

  9. Kathy Arrison, August 15, 2018

    I was Flettie’s hairdresser, it was such a honor to have know her, truly a kind lady. I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Lori DiSabatino, August 22, 2018

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Fleetie was a super sweet lady, and my mother;s (Ginny) best friend at Somerford.


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