Grace Lingo Baker, 89, of Millsboro, Del., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in the Methodist Manor House, Seaford, Del., in the company of her devoted husband of 67 years, Charles Roland Baker, and youngest son, Daniel. A graduate of Juniata College with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, she taught Latin and French before her marriage.
Due to her husband’s military assignments with the Marine Corps, Baker and her husband and children lived in China, England and various parts of the United States, eventually settling in Falls Church, Va. Upon retirement, they returned to Millsboro. She was known for her volunteer work and hospitality, as well as her love of cooking, gardening, bowling, golf, cards and word games. She was a lifetime member of Sussex Pines Country Club. She passed her enthusiasm and zest for life to her children and grandchildren.
Baker was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ora Cannon Lingo; and two sisters, Virginia Griffith and Bertha Mae Vickers. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four loving children and their spouses, Donald and Carol Baker of Mesa, Ariz., Richard and Sandra Baker of Walkersville, Md., Daniel and Rebecca Baker of Great Falls, Va., and Brenda and Michael Mayer of Weems, Va.; a brother, Raymond Dee Lingo and his wife, Ruth, of Millsboro; eight grandchildren, Carolyn Remsburg, Julie Gurnee, Katie Grace and Charles Baker, Jeffrey and Julie Grace Baker, and Megan and Andi Mayer; two great-granddaughters, Taylor Marie Remsburg and Willa Grace Baker.
A funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, with interment in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966.