Eureka- Ina May Baer, 76, of Eureka passed away at 2:10 p.m., Monday, July 11, 2016 at her home with family by her side.
She was born August 25, 1939 in Peoria, the daughter of Ralph and Janice (Armstrong) Armentrout. She married Lawrence "Bill" Baer on October 16, 1965 in Peoria Heights. He survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Larry (Caroline) Baer Jr., of Peoria, IL, Tim (Jennifer) Baer of Eureka, IL, Bob (Kimberly) Baer of Murphysboro, IL, Noel (Diana) Baer of Eureka, IL; one brother, Allan (Helen) Armentrout of North Pekin, IL; eight grandchildren, Amber, Joel, Hannah, Maggie, David, Daisy, Janna, Addie; and one great-grandchild, Avry.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
Ina graduated from Woodruff High School in Peoria. After graduating she earned her Nursing degree from Peoria School of Practical Nursing and worked for St. Francis Medical Center as a nurse on the orthopedic floor until 1965. She became a homemaker to raise her family and took on a part time job at Renee's Alteration Shop before finally retiring.
Ina was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church, a member of Ragamuffins, Eureka Monday night Bible study and Side by Side Chorus. She enjoyed cross stitching, sewing and especially traveling with Bill in the RV.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2016 at Eureka United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Wier will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 Thursday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of her cremains will be in Olio Township Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made American Cancer Society.
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