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Hattie Bentley Baker dies at age 103

Hattie Bentley Baker, one of Abilene Christian University’s oldest graduates, died Oct. 7 in her home in Fort Worth at age 103. We reported on her latest birthday celebration in an earlier post to the ACU Today magazine blog.
You can read Baker’s obituary here. Among survivors are two children, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is pictured here in this lovely candid portrait by Kim Ritzenthaler.
Baker was featured in the Winter 2009 segment of our “One Hundred and Counting” series profiling ACU alums who are centenarians. To tell us about others, email editor Ron Hadfield at with details.