Esther Cassel (Mummau) Baker, 86, of Kittanning, died on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Concordia in Cabot, Pa, where she resided for the past 10 years. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1933 in Manheim, Pa, daughter of the late Jacob R. and Mable C. Mummau. Esther’s lifelong dream was to become a nurse, achieving that dream in 1954 when she graduated from Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing. S he would go on to receive her B.S. in Nursing from Messiah College in 1958. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning. She enjoyed reading, event planning, music, and horse back riding. Esther loved traveling, hiking, and the outdoors. She was a very adventurous person. At the age of 65, she went to Alaska to teach Bible school. While there, she went backpacking and got lost for 6 days. She was found in good condition by the Alaskan Civil Air Patrol. Esther was a very giving person, always willing to spend her time helping others and volunteered for many places. Most of all, she loved her family very much.
Esther is survived by her son, Nathan (Ann) Baker, of Loomis, California; daughter, Karen (Jody) King, of Kittanning; sister, Mable (John) Hershey, of Marietta, Pa; sister-in-law, Dorothy Mummau, of Shippensburg, Pa; grandchildren, Benjamin (Rebecca) Baker, of Baltimore, MD, Samuel Baker, of Chicago, Illinois, Amanda Baker, of St. Louis, Missouri, James Baker, of Loomis, CA, and Moriah King, of Kittanning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, David Carl Baker; brothers, J. Abram, Cassel, and John Mummau; and a sister, Larrayne Jones.
Friends will be received on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 1 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning with Pastor Carl Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Kauffman Mennonite Church Cemetery in Manheim, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Esther’s honor to Good Samaritan Endowment Fund, Concorida Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023. Arrangments are entrusted to the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning.
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Good Samaritan Endowment Fund, Concordia Lutheran Ministries
134 Marwood Rd, Cabot PA 16023