PEORIA - Edna Jean "EJ" Baker, age 64, of Peoria passed away at 1:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Peoria to Louis and Gertrude Woelfle. She married Donald Baker on April 2, 1977, in Peoria.
He survives, along with two stepdaughters, Tammy (Randy) Grieder of Morton and Donna (Jeremy) Fenison of Clinton; five stepgrandchildren, Derek, Brittenelle, John, Emily and Lydia; and one sister-in-law, Barb and Dale Bull of Germantown Hills.
Edna taught German, French, English and Latin at Peoria High School for 35 years. She also was an educator part time at Illinois Central College. She and her husband also tutored students for the ACT and SAT exams. She also was a seamstress.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
She courageously fought breast cancer for the last four years.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Center on Illinois Route 91 or Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Please view Edna's obituary at www.Woolsey-Wilton.com.