CENTERBURG — Lucille Emma “Lucy” Baker, 84, of Centerburg, passed away July 26, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Columbus May 24, 1932, to Kathryn Asay and Art Zimmerman, and raised by her grandparents, Carl and Freda Hackman. She is a graduate of West High School. Formerly employed by Green Gables Restaurant, Big Bear Warehouse, Franklin County and Walmart Garden Center of Mount Vernon. Former owner of B & C Waste Oil Co. She loved playing bingo at the Eagles in Delaware, Ohio.
She is survived by her children, Debra Rudolph, Robin (Greg) Martin, Kathy (Larry) Smith, Mike Rudolph, Tom (Nancy) Rudolph and John (Penny) Baker; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; beloved pets, Dee Dee, Sandy, Diamond, Tinker Bell, Sweetie Pie, Snow, Pearl and Scaredy Cat. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert (2005); son, Rick Rudolph (2006); one brother; two half-brothers and one half-sister.
Friends may call at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, Sunday, from 2-5 p.m., where service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m., Pastor John Francis, officiating. Interment Eastview Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital or Betty White-Morris Animal Foundation. Special thanks to Knox County Hospice and Dr. Husain Rasheed.