On November 29th
, 2018 Faye Baker mother, grandmother and aunt passed away at the age of 86. She will forever be remembered by her beloved children Steve (Deanna) and Jan (John) and her three grandchildren Ashley, Claire and Nathan. Faye was predeceased by her husband Stanley and her brothers and sister Paul, Art, Gene, George and Mae.
Faye’s early years were spent on the family farm near Gerald,Missouri. Soon after graduating from Sullivan High School she met and married her husband Stanley. The two lived for short periods of time in Rolla, Belle and St. Louis. In 1959 they moved to Affton Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis where they raised their family.
Faye had a very successful career working for the State of Missouri Employment Service in both St Louis and Washington,Missouri. Faye was recognized for her ability to develop relationships with local companies to help secure employment for individuals in need. In retirement they moved back to the same farm where Faye grew up and they raised cattle and spentwinters in McAllen Texas with lifelong friends they each knew since high school.
Faye was a very active and devoted Christian. Faye and her husband were founding members of Crestwood Christian Church in Crestwood Missouri where they worshipped while living in Affton. In her youth and retirement years Faye was a member of Antioch Christian Church near Leslie, Missouri.
During Faye’s entire life she loved music, especially gospel music. She loved participating in the church choir and sang many solos for the congregation. She even learned how to play the harpsichord to compliment her voice. Faye also loved nature both flora and fauna and was an avid walker when walking was not the craze it is today. If you walked with Faye, you were expected to keep a fast pace.
A celebration of Faye’s life will be held on Wednesday December 19th
pm at Antioch Christian Church, 6913 Hyw CC, Leslie, MO. Burial will occur on Thursday December 20th
at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
Memorial donations in memory of Faye can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.