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Ursula Adlena Baker, 96, of Hanahan, South Carolina, widow of John Lee Owens, Jr. and Randolph Baker entered into eternal rest Saturday, August 31, 2019. Her funeral service will be held Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00PM at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1106 Yeamans Hall Rd., Hanahan, SC 29410. The family will receive friend from 1:30PM until the time of service. Interment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park in North Charleston. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel.

Ursula was born one of four children, March 11, 1923 in Walhalla, South Carolina, daughter of the late Martin Luther Puckhaber, Sr. and Maye Evangeline Zobel. Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church and Charleston Area Lutheran School of Religion. Her husband found the property for the church. In her spare time, Ursula enjoyed making wedding cakes and helping others.

She is survived by her daughters, Maye Eulalee Owens Nussman (Steve) of Summerville, SC, Melinda Frederica Owens Toppin (Bruce) of Hanahan, SC; grandchildren, Lisa LaSalle-Nobles (Mindy), G. Kristine LaSalle Hobbs (Bill), Deanna Carroll (Jason), John Nussman (Marina), Tradd Toppin (Joy), Natalie Toppin and Troy Toppin (Paige); great-grandchildren, Adriana Pastore (William), Jeffrey Nobles (Megan), Will Hobbs, Luke Hobbs, Evelyn O'Saben, Levi Toppin, Audrey & Owen Toppin, Andrianna Georgiou, Aphrodite & Gabriella Nussman and great-great-grandchildren, Ethan Jenkins, Chiara Pastore and Paisley Alyne Nobles; sister, Frederica Puckhaber Goldberg of Plano, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her spouses, son, Martin Lee Owens and daughter, Millwee Ursula Owens LaSalle Owens; brother, Martin Puckhaber, Jr.; sister, Eulalee Puckhaber Lyle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Baker's name to Messiah Lutheran Church, 1106 Yeamans Hall, Hanahan, SC 29410.