Betty Ann Baker

February 24, 1937 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 85)


Betty Ann Baker, age 85, was born in Pittsburg, KS on February 24, 1937. She passed away peacefully at Baptist Health in Louisville, KY on March 29, 2022.

She was a professed Christian and loved her church homes in Kentucky and Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul T. and Helen (Pridy) Baker, husband Frank X. Metzmeier, her son Joseph Alan Hoskinson (Sharon Stewart), a brother JB (James Allen) Baker, her twin sister Barbara Jeane Baker, sisters Judy A Pullen, Julia Faye Baker and Emily M Wilson, half-brother Robert Lee Baker, step-son Ted Metzmeier and nephews Darryl Allsmiller, Erin Matthews and (infant) Brian Marrow.

Betty graduated in 1955 from Versailles HS, Ripley Co, IN and later attended Jefferson Community College.  She was a member of MENSA and The Jefferson County Women’s Democratic Club. She was also a long-time fixture at Nicks Boat Dock at Rough River Lake in Kentucky.

She was a life-long musician, having played drums in high school and was a self-taught pianist and spent many hours teaching and playing piano for her children.

Her career highlights included co-owner and Vice President of Hoskinson Corp (Instant Printing) where she worked in many roles.  She retired in 1992 from Ford Kentucky Truck Plant and was a member of UAW Local 862 where she began as one of the first women hired to work the assembly line.  She was also retired from the Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk office and shortly thereafter resided in Florida for 20 years, returning to Louisville, KY in 2019.

Betty is survived by two children, Katherine (Hoskinson) Staton and Albert (Bert) Hoskinson (Sam Nugen); grandchildren Theodore Staton III (Kristina) and Kara (Staton) Russell (Cody), great-grandchildren Riggs & Mila Staton and Brooks, Charlotte & Anniston Russell, step-children Kurt Metzmeier (Beth Haendiges), Lythia Metzmeier, Jeannette Wolf (Jeff), Jonathan Metzmeier (Gina), Jeffery Metzmeier (Becky), sisters Joyce Baker, Ruth Baker (Stephen O’Malley), Dodi Baker, Marti Albritton (Mike), Paula Pridy, Linda Baker and Vivian Hoehne (Jim) as well as 18 nieces and nephews each of whom were “her favorite” and many great and great-great nieces/nephews.

A private memorial will be held.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to either Masonic Homes of Kentucky or Hosparus Health of Louisville.

Magnolia Cremations of New Albany, Indiana, has been entrusted with the cremation arrangemnets. 

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