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Miriam Curtis Baker, age 89 of Salem, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, in Baptist Health Floyd.

Born March 13, 1927 in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Carl M. and Mollie M. (Tenison) Curtis.

She retired in 1988 after 38 years of teaching at Salem Community Schools and during her teaching career at Salem, she started the distinguished singing group called the Baker’s Dozen.

She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and graduated from Evansville College with a bachelors degree in music.

She was a member of the Tri Kappa and Delta Kappa Gamma sororities, the Hospital Auxiliary, Woman’s Study Club and the Indiana Retired Teachers Associations at the state and local level.

Miriam married Harry E. Baker on June 9, 1950, who passed away December 23, 2013.

Survivors include: Son: Stephen C. (Cindy) Baker, Columbia City, Indiana, Sister: Ruth (Jim) Bauman, Livermore, California and 3 grandchildren: Nathan, Parker and Hayden.

She was preceded in death by 1 brother, Holbert Curtis and a nephew, Kurt Bauman.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church

Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home and 10 am Thursday until the time of the service at the church. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions: Washington County Community Foundation 1707 North Shelby Street, Suite 100 Salem, Indiana 47167 or Salem United Methodist Church 202 East Market St. Salem, Indiana 47167