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Jennifer L. Baker

Jennifer L. BakerJennifer L. Baker, age 33, of 8080 Apollo Rd. NE, Kensington, died Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2009, following a two-vehicle crash in Butler Township.
Born April 10, 1976, in Salem, she was the daughter of Richard and Kay (Stoffer) Miller.

A 1994 graduate of West Branch High School, Baker graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Elementary Education and master degree in Early Childhood Education and began her career at Maple Ridge Elementary School in 1999 as a fifth-grade teacher. When Maple Ridge was closed in 2004, she moved with the teaching staff to Beloit, where she taught fifth grade and, eventually, third grade. At West Branch, Baker served as a member of the District-wide School Improvement Team, along with the Local Professional Development Committee. Both of these committees demonstrated her commitment to helping both the district and her students' success.

She was a member of the United Young Farmers and a former 4-H Club advisor. Jennifer and her husband, Brent were co-owners of Bakers Acres Dairy Farm in Carroll County.

She is survived by her husband, Brent Baker, whom she married June 24, 2000; a son, Jacob and a daughter, Madilynn both at home; her parents, Richard and Kay Miller of Salem; a sister, Melissa (Clark) Cope of Salem; 2 brothers, Michael and Mark Miller both of Salem; and paternal grandmother, Isabelle Miller of Beloit.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Damascus Friends Church with Rev. Bill Church and Roger Kitzmiller officiating. Burial will be in North Georgetown Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Damascus Friends Church and one hour before the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Akron Children's Care Unit, One Perkins Square, Akron, 44308.  Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial.

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