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Marion F. Baer, 83, of California, passed away Monday, December 6, 2010, at Moniteau Care Center. She was born February 11, 1927, in Lupus, the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Hampton) George, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married September 8, 1946, in Moniteau County to Gerald William Baer, who preceded her in death on May 15, 1998. She was a 1944 graduate of Jamestown High School. She was a homemaker and caretaker for many, enjoying gardening and farming with her husband. She is survived by two sons, Brad Baer and wife Linda of California, and Greg Baer and wife Suzanne Taggart, also of California; one daughter, Sandy Baer and husband Donald William Ruxton of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; one brother, Billy George of California; two sisters, Shirley Baer and husband Paul of California, and Linda Wohlbold and husband Don of Wellsville; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marian Herndon and Carole Meyer. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Moniteau Evangelical Advent Church, north of California. Burial will be in Moniteau Evangelical Advent Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Greg Morrow, Rev. Brian Bish and Mr. Jack Bowlin. Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, December 8, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California. Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson's Foundation, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.