Elizabeth (Libby) Layfield Baker 55, O' Fallon , MO, died peacefully after succumbing to a long battle with breast cancer
June 7, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a loving and faithful wife of 32 years to Donald M. Baker. Survived by husband, Donald M. Baker, daughter, Jennifer J. Baker, sons, Galan M. Baker, and Ethan P. Baker all of O' Fallon , MO. Preceded in death by her father, Lamar H. Layfield of Wayne, She is survived by her mother, Joan Layfield, of Paoli, sister, LuAnn Lunger, brothers, Lamar (Chip) Layfield, Jr., Michael Layfield of Wayne and many nieces and nephews. Libby grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and Wayne, PA. She graduated from Radnor High School. After high school she attended Penn State in University Park, PA, where she received a degree in Earth Science. She then began work as a radiation scientist for Neutron Products in Maryland, switching careers to that of a full-time fiercely devoted and adoring mom. And, later to a dedicated 8th grade science teacher, earning Fort Zumwalt School District's Teacher of the Year Award. Libby was the author of the well-received book of fiction, "Son in the Sky," published in 2012. She was also a lifelong student and advocate of our environment and ecology. She enjoyed watching football and was a dedicated Steeler's fan, attending two Super Bowl wins in Detroit and Tampa. She embodied the ideal of brains and beauty, loyalty and strength, good humor, generosity and love, she will be missed Libby's family in Pennsylvania will hold a memorial service in her honor at Saint Norbert in Paoli PA at Saturday, June 29th 10:30 AM, burial will be private.