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Huntsville woman retires after 61 years in factories

After spending the majority of the past 61 years working in area factories, retirement is a foreign concept to one Huntsville area woman.

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Jenny Baker and her husband Charles, center, pose with family members at Eagles Campground on Saturday afternoon during Mrs. Baker’s retirement party after working 61 years in area factories. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

At age 78, Jenny Baker has finally decided to throw in the towel and move on to a form of life many Americans hope to start enjoying by their mid-60s.

But she’s still not quite sure what to do with the coming years.

“I’m glad I’m home with my husband. I guess I’ll just try to catch up on what I’ve missed out on over the years with the kids and grandkids,” Mrs. Baker said as she and family members celebrated her recent retirement at the Eagles Campground north of Bellefontaine. “Nothing special, really. I’ll just have to get used to not working.”

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