LACON - Robertta Jo Ann “Bobbi Jo” (Baker) Marliere, 53, of Lacon, IL, passed away in the presence of her mother, the morning of October 21, 2019, at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago, IL, during her battle with Leukemia. She was a hair stylist at Hair Masters Unlimited since 1996. Bobbi was diagnosed with atypical Leukemia (aCML) with a P53 mutation in March 2019.

Bobbi Jo was born January 22, 1966, in Pekin, IL, to Terry and Christine (Stringer) Baker of Henry, IL. Bobbi was a resident of Henry until moving to Texas with her mother in 1979. Bobbi Jo graduated from Flour Bluff High School, Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1984. She obtained her cosmology license to become a hairdresser, also, in 1984. She began her career in Chillicothe in 1995 and worked at Hair Masters Unlimited since 1996. She was diagnosed with atypical Leukemia (aCML) with a P53 mutation in March, 2019. Before her untimely death, she enjoyed reading, gardening, animals, and vacations on the water and spending her time with friends and family, including hosting holiday gatherings where she made everyone feel at home and loved.

Bobbi Jo was preceded in death by her father, Terry Baker; grandparents, Robert and Wanetta (Hurd) Stringer and Robert and Dorothy (Walker) Baker; and her uncle, Tim Baker.

Surviving are her mother, Chris Baker; daughter, Elizabeth (Andrew) Crilly; grandson, Hunter Crilly; aunts, Connie Stachewicz and Candy Stringer; 2 fur babies, Missy and Sassy; and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

Bobbi Jo will be remembered with a graveside service at the Henry Cemetery on November 2, 2019, at 2:00 pm, officiated by the Reverend Will Meachum. The family would like to invite all to the services and a dinner that will be provided at the Henry United Methodist Church following the service to commemorate and celebrate the life that was taken too soon.

Memorials may be made to The ARK, Lacon, IL, where Bobbi Jo assisted with fundraisers throughout the years to give a better life to those animals in need. A special thanks to all the staffs of the hospitals, the doctors for their compassion and condolences given to both Bobbi Jo and her mother.

Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements.

“You can shed tears that she is gone or you can smile that she has lived.” — Davis Harkens