Mary Catherine Baker, 76, 8026 Warriors Ridge Road, Petersburg, Porter Township, died at 9:16 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at UPMC Altoona.

Born May 24, 1943, in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Cecile (Hammond) Port. She was united in marriage to William Harvey Baker in December 1969. Mr. Baker preceded her in death Oct. 21, 2018.

She is survived by three children, Cindy Gearhart and husband, Tim, McVeytown, Rhonda Smith, Alexandria, and William “Billy” Baker and his companion, Lori Slaughter, Petersburg; five grandchildren, Ashley Hollibaugh, Brittany Goodman and husband, Aaron, Haley Rhone, Hadden Smith and Maleea Smith; and five great-grandchildren, Ali Holliabaugh, Zoey Hollibaugh, Bridget Goodman, Mallory Goodman and Alexa Goodman.

A brother, Robert Port and his wife, “Red,” of Mapleton, also survives.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, William Port, Gordon Port and Charles Port.

Mrs. Baker was a member of the Petersburg Church of the Nazarene.

She retired in 2005 after working for many years as a laborer for Empire Kosher of Mifflintown. Prior to that, she worked at Technitrol until it closed.

A lifetime resident of Huntingdon County and her residence, Mrs. Baker enjoyed reading, coloring, doing word searches, singing, cooking and baking, fishing and her beloved cats. She also loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Baker to the Huntingdon County Humane Society, 11371 Schoolhouse Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cutright Funeral Homes — Smithfield Chapel, 313 Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon.

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Christine Taylor

Dear Cindy,Rhonda and Billy,

I'm so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I know what you are going through, its hard for us who left here but I'm sure is happy seeing everyone who is already in heaven! She and my mom are probably laughing like they always did when together! You all are in my thoughts and prayers,

Christine Taylor