Penny Baker, 42, of Jackson, is now fully restored, and at the side of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.  She passed away peacefully Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.  She fought a valiant six year battle with cancer.

She was born November 26, 1972, in Cape Girardeau, to Jim and Ann Schaefer Ingram.  She and Darrin Baker were married April 19, 2003, at Shawnee Hills Baptist Church in Jackson.

Penny was a 1991 graduate of Delta High School.  In 1996, she surrendered her life to the Lord at Perkins Baptist Church.  Between the congregations of Perkins Baptist Church and Shawnee Hills Baptist Church, she faithfully taught Vacation Bible School a total of 15 years.  Most recently, she was a member of Crossroads Fellowship Church in Jackson.

In 2001, she joined the staff of Tipton’s in Cape Girardeau, working a total of 14 years.

Loving survivors include her husband of 12 years, Darrin of Jackson; three children, Scott Ingram and Macy Baker of Cape Girardeau, Katie Jo McAlister of Jackson; a precious granddaughter, Kylie Ingram of Oran, Missouri; her mother, Ann Ingram of Oran, Missouri; five siblings, William “Termite” (Vikki) Watkins of Jackson, Robert (Sarah) Ingram of St. Charles, Missouri, Teresa Ingram of Athens, Georgia, Chuck Ingram and Angie Smith of Cullman, Alabama; father-in-law, Mike (Joyce) Baker of Jackson; mother-in-law, Sharon (Mickey) Hamilton of Palm Springs, California; and her special canine friends, Mandy and Jager.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Ingram.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 1 to 5 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Monday, August 3, 2015, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brian Anderson officiating.  Interment will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Serving as pallbearers are Dane Baker, Mitchell Baker, Nathan Watkins, Butch Schaefer, Larry Smith, and Paxton Ayers.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the family for the benefit of her children.  Please make checks payable to Sarah Ingram.

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  1. Dixie J Burnett

    One of the nicest, sweetest ladies ever. She became my friend within about 20 minutes of talking to her. Just wish I would have kept in closer touch with her. Rest in Peace, sweet lady!

  2. Terry Tripp

    God bless Penny’s family with comfort and peace.
    Penny is at rest with no pain and no worries.
    She always had a smile in her face and that sweet southern drawal. She rests in God’s loving arms now. Amen

  3. Donna Rhymer Nesbit

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Penny’s family. I will always remember that sweet little girl and her big smile.

  4. Gaye Laird

    My sympathy to all of the family. My prayers are with you.

  5. MaryLynne Campbell

    Thinking back on playing in the park next to Grandma Schaefers to laughing at family get togethers to growing up laughing at dance moves when the music was playing anywhere. You had courage untold of even as a little girl. Loved to see when you discovered something new because you had everyone around you experiencing it also. Will miss you but know you will have a smile and hug for Grandma and all the others. Have a poka dance with Grandma Schaefer 🙂

  6. diane faverty

    my heartfelt condolensceless are with her sisters and brothers and mom as I have known penny all of her life hugs for all of u

  7. Wertz family from Ohio

    God bless the sweetest angel I ha be ever known. May she rest in peace. God bless the family Penny left behind. She is no longer in pain. I am so glad We got here before she passed.

    Irma and. Bob Wertz
    Elizabeth. McBride
    Tina and. Rob Harrison
    Kelley Mcbride and family

  8. Brandy Schaefer

    God gained a special angel today. She will no longer be in pain and can rejoice in heaven. Love you Penny!

  9. Jim l howell

    Remember the back in high school I was down penny always knew how to bring your spirits up my thoughts and prayers draw the penny family

  10. Betty McBride

    Our prayers go out to penny family ,she was such a fighter. She touch so many people life’s that’s why she will always be in peace my dear sweet friend.

  11. Linda Monroe

    We’ll always have a special place in our hearts for Penny.She was honestly one of the sweetest Godly ladies I ever knew,and I’m so thankful for that.We love you Darrin.

  12. Penny Mueller and Family

    My prayers are with the entire family!! Penny was a amazing and sweet Angel here on earth.. I have never seen her without a big Smile. I was not ready to let you go and don’t think I ever will be but atleast I know you are no longer in pain and Happy to see your Heavenly Father!!

    I Love you Penny!!

    Penny, Josh aka Joshie (Penny always called him this), Amber and Chrissy Mueller

  13. The Sandall Family

    We were so blessed to have met Penny…a beautiful smile that was contagious, a sweet, gentle, loving soul that seemed so surreal. Her love for God, family, friends, and all the love she received back, made her so strong. When the Lord opened his loving arms today, he acquired a Gorgious Angel who suffers no more. May all the wonderful memories of Penny, that her loved ones share, help heal their hearts.

  14. chiffonda harris

    penny always has a smile on her face even back when she was a young girl I was proud to call her my friend it saddens me that I had moved away and lost so much contact with her but I was blessed enough to run into her one day and we did some catching up you will be truly missed any you will forever be in my memories and in my heart

  15. chiffonda harris

    penny was a beautiful person inside and out I was proud to call her my friend she always had a beautiful smile on her face you will be truly missed my friend love you always penny

  16. Beverly Bond

    I’m so sorry for all her family. My heart goes out to you all. She was so sweet and never heard her complain. Rest now sweet Penny. You’re safe in the arms of Jesus.

  17. Sheldon Roston

    Ms Penny U Rocked i will miss ur smile and always being up beat I will ur hugs God called home another Angel Love Sheldon

  18. Zelma Lutes

    Sending our thoughts and prayers of comfort to Penny’s family.
    Ive known Penny all my life what amazing friend she always had a smile. She was such a fighter ! We will miss u my friend but know that u have been made whole! RIP my friend

  19. Troy & Tammy Hamilton

    Praying for peace and comfort for your entire family in the days ahead. So sorry to hear of your loss. Just know from what I have read about her she knew Jesus Christ as her Savior. He has restored her body with a new one that will NEVER know what “Cancer” is and will NEVER be in pain ever again.
    The Hamilton’s

  20. Michelle Reeves

    As my heart breaks at hearing of your passing, I am praying for Gods peace to be with her family and close friends during this time. May they find hope and comfort at knowing heaven gained another angel and she is with Jesus smiling.

  21. Sorry to hear of your loss Darrin. There is assurance in the fact that she knew The Lord. I’m praying for you and your family. May God bless, keep and carry you through this time of loss and sorrow.
    J. Kerber

  22. Cara Chapman Sprigg

    Darrin and Bill (Termite),
    So sorry for your loss. Darrin, I saw you last year at the Relay for Life and you told me about your wife. I’m sorry that I never got to know her. Prayers for all of your family.

  23. Theresa canady

    Prayers for the family. A special person in Jesus arms


  25. Pam (Jenkins) Jolley

    Penny and I go way back. She is one of the most sweetest people you would have ever met. My heart goes out to Ann, Scottie, William T. And the rest of her family. She will be missed. Love you guys hugs and prayers.

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