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September 28, 1924 - May 17, 2018

Burial Date: June 9, 2018

There will be a “Service of Remembrance” on Saturday, June 9th at 1:00pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Elizabeth will be laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am on Saturday.

Elizabeth Walker Baker

Elizabeth “Libby” Walker Baker of Germantown, Tennessee, formerly of Beckley died May 17, 2018. She was in her 93rd year.

Libby was born on September 28th, 1924, at Mabscott, West Virginia to Ida L. Parker and George W. Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Jewell Fitzgerald, and two brothers, Gerald Campbell Walker and Lowell “Lolly” Walker. She is survived by her children, Beverly K. Baker of Louisville, Colorado, Barry G. Baker (Deirdre) of Germantown, Tennessee and two grandchildren, Ciara Baker Lacy (James) and Ian Baker.

Libby spent her childhood in Mabscott, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Class of 1942. A veteran of the US Army, Libby married William “Bill” John Baker, a Massillon, Ohio native on June 10th, 1955. Bill would make a career serving in the US Army, and Libby and Bill traveled extensively during this time. After Bill’s military service, Libby and Bill lived in Beckley, then in Charlottesville, Virginia for 12 years, returning to Beckley in 1989. Libby and Bill were active members of the First United Methodist Church on South Heber Street, where Libby sang in the choir, served as a trustee, and was a member of the building fund committee. She was also active in Beckley Community Choir. Libby was an accomplished quilter and long-time member of the First Church quilting group. She enjoyed bowling in informal leagues in Beckley and Germantown, often outscoring competitors many years her junior.

After 52 years of marriage, Bill passed on January 31, 2008. In more recent years, Libby has made her home in Tennessee with her son, Barry and daughter-in-law, Deirdre. In addition to her immediate family, Libby’s memory will be cherished by several nieces and nephews, bowling buddies, new friends in Tennessee and many long- time friends in the Beckley area.

There will be a “Service of Remembrance” on Saturday, June 9th at 1:00pm in the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Elizabeth will be laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity. The family will be receiving friends at 11:00 am on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
Page Robbins Adult Day Center, 1961 South Houston Levee Road, Collierville TN 38017. http://pagerobbins.org/help_us/;

First United Methodist Church, 217 South Heber St, Beckley, WV 25801;

or a charity of your choice.