About Frances Drexel Munn
Frances Munn Baker of Palm Beach died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her home. She was 95. Mrs. Baker was born Feb. 14, 1917, in Philadelphia to Mary Astor Paul and Charles A. Munn. The Munns built one of the first Mizner houses in Palm Beach in 1919. She grew up in Palm Beach, Philadelphia and Paris. She married George F. Baker in 1938 but they later divorced. She was predeceased by her second husband, Peter Bezencenet. During World War II, Mrs. Baker was chief nurse’s aide at the New York Foundling Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Pauline Baker Pitt of Palm Beach; a sister, Mary Munn, The Countess of Bessborough of Philadelphia; six grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Private services will be held in Philadelphia. Memorial donations may be made to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, 3100 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Quattlebaum Funeral Home handled arrangements.