Ms. Louise Baer of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully at the age of 103 on February 17, 2021 at Hospice of Marion County. Ms. Baer was born in Hebron, IN on December 19, 1917 to the late John Edward and Bernice Babb Shelmon. She graduated college with her Registered Nursing degree. She worked as Director of Nursing in Alabama and the Florida State Prison system. Prior to her retirement, she was a medicine nurse at local nursing homes in Ocala. Ms. Baer loved caring for others, not only in her medical profession, but also as a minister’s wife. She was an avid reader and excellent seamstress who also enjoyed playing the piano and organ. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Mr. Raymond Baer; her daughter, Sharon Baer Lyons Mays; and her son, Raymond Neal Baer.
Ms. Baer is survived by her daughter, Elayne Baer Groff; her grandchildren, B. Trevor Lyons, Shannon Groff Parsons, Diane Baer Blanton, Joyce Baer Brown, and David Neal Baer; her great-grandchildren, Miller Baer Burke, McKenna S. Burke, Nathan Brown, Naomi Brown Seaborn, Craig Meyers, Jon Baer Lyons and three great-great grandchildren also survive.
A graveside service to honor Ms. Baer will be held at 10:00am on March 6, 2021 at Dekle Cemetery in Lake Butler, FL. Service will be officiated by Bro. Art Peterson. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Archer Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008 www.archerfuneralhome.com
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