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Joyce A. Baker


Joyce A. Baker, 86, of Hershey, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 8th, 2019 at home. She was the widow of George M. Baker Sr.

Joyce was born in Middletown, Pa. on April 19, 1932 to the late Norman and Edna (Houser) Reigle.

Joyce was a member of Fishburn United Methodist Church and a retired production machine operator for Hershey Chocolate Company where she operated the Hershey Kiss machine. She enjoyed cooking, watching sports and taking care of her house. Two of her favorite teams were the Baltimore Ravens and the LA Dodgers. Joyce’s greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Her daughter, Karen Lynn Baker preceded her in death.

Joyce is survived by her sons, George M. Baker and wife Michelle of Hanover and John S. Baker and wife Charleen of Palmyra; her two daughters, Vicki J. Welsh and husband Milt and Susan E. Payne and husband Kim, all of Tampa, Fla.; her sister, Betty Hoerner; her 10 grandchildren, Kristen Feaga, Meghan Schmidt, Natalie, Tyler, Trent and Trey Baker, Jennifer Menendez, Stephanie Key Hetler and Kyle and Ryan Payne; and her eight great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Aaron, Logan, Owen, Joey, Mallory, Nolah and Hobe.

A tribute to Joyce’s life will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Fishburn United Methodist Church, 1215 Fishburn Road, Hershey, Pa., with Pastor Jennifer Williams officiating. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the church.

Matinchek Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 260 East Main St., Middletown, Pa. has been entrusted with handling the arrangements.

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