OBITUARY

Ellen Jayne Baber

June 13, 1947December 11, 2020
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Ellen J. Baber nee Goeke, age 73, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away at Oaks of West Kettering on December 11, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph W. and Joan Goeke; husband, Claude Baber Jr.; and brothers-in-law, James Baber, Boone Baber, and John Christopher. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea M. (Vern) Smith of Bradenton, FL; son, Jeffrey J. (Gretchen) Baber of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Karen J. Christopher of Lake Worth, FL and Debra J. (Dennis) Munhall of St. Petersburg, FL; brothers, Ralph J. (Deborah) Goeke of Dayton, OH and Roger J. (Sue) Goeke of Columbus, OH; five grandchildren: Jessica Bergeron, Lauren Baber, Bethany Terry, Zachary Baber and Noah Smith as well as four great-grandchildren: Lily Foster, Kayden Ore, Michael Major and Charlotte Terry and sisters-in-law, Sharon Baber Fisher and Judy Baber. Ellen leaves an indelible mark on all of the lives she touched. She lived her life determined to rise above all that life threw at her. She had a strong will but easygoing positive personality and loved her family with all her heart. Her love for old westerns, margaritas and purple hair will never be forgotten. A memorial mass will take place at a later date in 2021. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ellen’s memory may be sent to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, June 11, 2021

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Shirley Jay

June 10, 2021

Ellen was such a beautiful person. She was always looking at the good side of people. She was amazing. My condolences to her family, everyone of them. May your memmories always bring a smile to your face. She is with God now, and no more pain. Shirley

Linda Sachs

May 28, 2021

Ellen was one of the strongest and bravest women I've ever known. She faced life with lots of determination and a great sense of humor. Ellen and Claude raised two beautiful and accomplished children and made a good home for their family. I am so fortunate to have had such a great sister-in-law.

Gloria Dodd

January 27, 2021

Ellen was a sweet and prayerful lady at the nursing home. We used to visit her weekly and bring communion as part of our service with the Legion of Mary at St. Albert the Great Church, Kettering. We miss her. May she rest in peace.

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