Phyllis Ann Baker passed away at the age of 89 in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 7th, 2021. She was born on December 15th, 1931 and spent her childhood in Ladoga, Indiana with her parents Floyd and Hazel Dickerson and her sibling’s Betty Jean, Martha Jo, and Richard Dickerson. Phyllis went to Ladoga High School and attended both Butler and Ball State Colleges where she excelled in music.
Her passion for music followed the rest of her life as she became a member of several singing groups that performed regularly. The most notable was Hot Cocoa in Cocoa Beach Florida. She was an active member of the Cocoa Beach Community Church serving as president of the board and singing in the church choir.
Phyllis spent her final years at Robin Run Retirement Community in Indianapolis, Indiana where she was a member of their choir. Her proudest achievement was her professional career at the Kennedy Space Center where she worked as an Alerts Specialist on the shuttle contract. She received many special achievement awards for her service.
Phyllis is survived by her sons, Greg Baker of Ocala, Florida and Brad Baker of Indianapolis Indiana; 2 grandchildren Kinzie Baker and Samuel Landis; and her brother, Richard Dickerson.
A memorial service celebrating Phyllis’s life will be held at a later date, due to Covid, at the Cocoa Beach Community Church. The family has requested all memorial donations be sent to her grandson’s homeless non-profit organization at Maslow’s Army Inc., P.O. Box 14187, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250. The website is www.maslowsarmy.org.
The family would like to express our appreciation to the staff at Methodist Hospital and Life’s Journey Hospice for their care and compassion for our Mother and family. Phyllis will forever live in the hearts and minds of the people who knew and loved her.
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