Mary “Beth” (Baker) Winningham

Beth, 58, passed peacefully on January 19th, 2016 at her home in Independence, Missouri. Her Celebration of Life will be held on January 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 4500 Little Blue Pkwy Independence, Missouri 64057.

She graduated from Raytown South High School in 1975.  Beth was a member of Job’s Daughter as well as a member of Eastern Star. She was a graduate of UCM, Warrensburg, Missouri with a degree in Criminal Justice.  Beth retired from Missouri Probation and Parole in 2014.  Beth was the baby of the Baker family. She has two brothers;  George H. Baker Jr. of Raytown, MO. Bruce A, Baker of Leawood, Kansas and one sister; Marcia K. Lewis of Independence, Missouri.  She was a proud mother of two; Aimee Richelle Schwab (Garry Schwab II) of Olathe, Kansas and Tyler Steven Winningham of Columbia, Missouri.  Beth was also a proud step-mother of one; Dewayne Winningham (Krissi Winningham).  She was a doting grandmother of 3 grandsons and 5 granddaughters.


  1. Karla Glasgow-Cobb on January 25, 2016 at 10:55 am

    My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. Exodus 33:14

    To the family of Beth she will always be remembered for her infectious smile.

    May God bless and you keep you during this difficult time.

  2. Amy on January 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Her laugh… the way that she laughed just showed such joy! I was fortunate enough to get to know her… and Aimee. I know the coming days, months and years will be difficult without her… but know she was a wonderful person that will not be forgotten… her laugh will continue in our hearts!!

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