Jolene Baker

Jolene Baker, 62, of Winterset, passed away Aug. 29, 2019, at her home.  

A visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel with family receiving friends during this time. A memorial graveside service will be held 6 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 4) at the Peru Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to her family for a future designation. 

Jolene Ann (Pettit) Baker was born on Dec. 13, 1956, in Winterset, Iowa, to Sam and Dorothy Pettit. Jolene was united in marriage to Bob Baker on Aug. 11, 1973, and to this union was born one child, Chad. 

Jolene was employed and retired from Farm Bureau Insurance in Des Moines. She enjoyed collecting antiques, shopping, spending time with friends and family and music. 

Left to honor her memory are her husband, Bob Baker; son, Chad (Laura) Baker; mother, Dorothy Pettit; brothers, Chris (Paulette) Pettit and Jeff Pettit; and three grandchildren, Casey, Chase and Annabelle.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Pettit, and nephew, Casey Marean.

Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell-Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel . Online condolences  may be left at