Mary Agnes Baber

September 4, 1918May 7, 2011

Mary Agnes Driscoll Adams Baber, 92, of Lynchburg, died, Saturday, May 07, 2011, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Quincy Adams and the late Earl Glenn Baber, Sr. She was born September 4, 1918, in Lynchburg, to the late John Augustus Driscoll and Bell Marie Moon Driscoll.

Mrs. Baber was a retired traffic guard for the City of Lynchburg, and a life-time member of Holy Cross Catholic Church.

In addition to her husbands and parents, Mrs. Baber is preceded in death by two sons, Ronald S. Adams and E. Glenn Baber, Jr.; two brothers, James Driscoll and The Right Rev. John Driscoll and four sisters, Helen D. Baker, Kathleen D. Cox, Margaret D. Spence and Lucille Driscoll.

Mrs. Baber is survived by four children, Patricia A Cash of Evington, Mary Helen Scott and her husband David of Toano, Debbie B. Wheeler and her husband Brian of Lynchburg and step-son, Danny S. Baber and his family; four grandchildren; Stephen Gable, Robbin G. Keen and her husband John, Kelly Scott and her husband Brian and Tracy Neidhardt and her husband Danny; and five great-grandchildren, Ian Keen, Sarah Keen, Sam Neidhardt, Nicole Neidhardt and Bailie Scott. Mrs. Baber was also survived by the family of E. Glenn Baber, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a long-time friend, Millie Tomlin.

The family would like to express special thanks to Hope Lankford, Diane Gowen, Virginia Johnson, Marge Chamberlain and Tiffany Chapman for their love and care toward Mrs. Baber.

A Funeral Mass will be conducted, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May, 10, 2011, at Holy Cross Catholic Church conducted by the Rev. Robert McEleney. Entombment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends, 6:30-8:30p.m., Monday, May 9, 2011, at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel and at other times at the residence.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 710 Clay St., Lynchburg, VA, 24504.

To send condolences to the family, please visit

Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family.


  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 10, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, May 9, 2011

Mary Agnes Baber

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Greg Roberts

May 11, 2011

Thank You Mrs Baber for helping us and protecting us going to school everyday. What a wonderful place to grow-up in in the 60's and 70's. I remember you always.
Greg Roberts
Roanoke Va

Courtney Mayberry

May 11, 2011

Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I am sorry that I could not make it to the visitation. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Rhonda Barabach

May 10, 2011

Debbie, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers always. Love, Rhonda Barabach

Tiffany Chapman

May 9, 2011

Debbie, I am at such a loss for words. I was so broken-hearted Saturday after you called to tell me of Agnes' passing as well as yesterday and today. She touched my heart in the brief time I did have with her. I cannot imagine how difficult this time is for you and your family. My mother lost her mother February of this year and I have seen how hard that is and have also watched my boyfriend after the loss of his mother. A mother is someone terrible to lose. She was such a pleasure to work with these past weeks and I was thoroughly looking forward to May 24th when I would once again come and sit with her in the evenings. She was a precious woman with a heart of gold. Mary Helen, I know I have not gotten to meet you yet, but I wanted to let you know how excited she was to get to see you and spend some time with you and your husband the next two weeks. Friday night before I left her, I told her I would see her on the 24th, once she returned and in reply she said, "yes, then you will get to see the lovely flowers my daughter got for me and planted around the front of the yard. My family is so good to me." You all made her so happy and she let me know many times how much she loved her family. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help in this time of loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. This is a time to be sad, but I hope you can find some happiness in knowing where she is and that she was very happy in her last days!
Much love,

Brandon,Rachel,Shariem,Jennie,Claire,Sterling, Leslie,Michelle, and Bharati

May 9, 2011

The candles lit by our loved ones as they pass on line the footpath of our lives. May their eternal light guide you and keep you, their warmth provide you comfort in the darkest of times, and may the light of their cherished memory never be extinguished.

JoAnn Winn

May 9, 2011

What good pictures -- they show what a long and good life Mrs. Baber had. I'm very sorry to hear about her passing. I'm thinking about all of you.

Diane Crane

May 9, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Agnes passing. I have very fond memories of her as well as Mary Helen and Debbie when we were children. You are both in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Love, Diane Brown Crane

Catherine Brown

May 9, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Unfortunately I am ill at this time and will not be able to come to the visitation or service but please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Love, Catherine Baber Brown