Mt. Vernon Register-News

March 15, 2014

Cathy Baker

The Register-News

---- — Cathy Diane Ratcliff Baker, 58, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Fairfield, died 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Tuesday, April 19, 1955, in Fairfield, the daughter of Carson and Katherine (Desch) Baker.

Cathy was a bookkeeper for Lay’s Mining Services in Mt. Vernon. She was a member, a Sunday school teacher and a soup kitchen volunteer at Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon. She loved being a grandmother.

She is survived by her mother, Katherine Baker of Fairfield; three sons, Nathan Ratcliff and wife Misty of Nashville, Tenn., Andrew Ratcliff and wife Amanda of Mt. Vernon and Christopher Ratcliff of Carbondale; grandson, Clayton Ratcliff; three granddaughters, Kaylie and Alaina Ratcliff and Cara Galyon; brother, Carson Baker and wife Kelli of Fairfield; sister, Susan Erdman and husband Doug of Lafayette, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield with Mr. Ray Culver officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.