May 5, 2013

Matthew Iven Baker

KOKOMO — Matthew Iven Baker, infant, parents of Kokomo, passed away at 5:22 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Womens Hospital, Indianapolis.

Matthew was born April 18, 2013, to parents Samantha Baker and Braxton Phillips of Kokomo.

Along with his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Charles Baker and Sandra Baker Jr. of Kokomo; paternal grandmother, Yolanda Phillips of Kokomo; maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Martha Baker of Walton; paternal great-grandmother, Rosie Story of Kokomo; maternal great-grandmother, Bernadine Reed of Newton, Ill.; and several aunts and uncles.

Matthew was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Charles Taylor, and paternal great-grandfather, Lawrence Reed.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Walton IOOF Cemetery, Walton, with the Rev. Bill Collins officiating.

The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Vincent’s Womens Hospital for their care of Samantha and Matthew.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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