Debra Ann Smith-Baker

Debra Ann Baker, 61, of Baldwin City, Kansas, passed away on October 5, 2023. She was born on March 20, 1962, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Sandra and John Caswell. Debra was a kind and loving mother and wife who enjoyed dancing and listening to soul music. She had a playful spirit and always went out of her way to do things for the people she cared about. Debra also loved card games and having a good time.

Debra is survived by her husband Richard Baker. Her children, Christopher Smith, Merry Cabrera and her husband Roberto, Josh Smith and his wife Kendra, Dustin Baker, Ricky Baker, and Melissa Baker. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren. Debra was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Caswell, and her father, John Caswell.

Debra attended Lees Summit High School.

Please join us in celebrating Debra’s life at her Memorial Services at 6:30 pm, Monday, October 16, 2023, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Messages & Condolences

From Kathy Barnes...

I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie was a wonderful lady and a great friend. Let me know if you need anything and I will do what I can.

From Gloria Robb...

sorry for your loss Richard. remember the good times! prayers to the family.

From Joyce eoannou...

Beautiful woman richard loved u all his mights girl forever so sorry .from joyce e.

From Joyce Tallman...

My thoughts and prayers to the family…remember the wonderful memories!

From Rebecca Howell...

Prayers for the family.

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