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Elma A. Baker

May 29, 1927 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 91)

Elma A. (Wachter) Baker, 91 of West Deer Township died Saturday February 23, 2019. She was born May 29, 1927 in Indiana Township to the late Lloyd and Helen (Keefer) Wachter. Elma has lived in West Deer for the past 68 years. She was a 1945 graduate of Springdale High School. A member of East Union Presbyterian Church and also a member of the Willing Workers of East Union Church, West Deer as well as the West Deer Garden Club. Elma worked for many years at Michael Brothers Nursery in West Deer. Her enjoyment included gardening, knitting, crocheting and especially spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children Deborah L. (Steven) Cory of Millersville, MD, Wade E. (Cathy) Baker of Frazer Township and Mona (Keith) Kszastowski of West Deer; grandchildren Mark Kszastowski, Diane (Ryan) Koegler, Megan Cory, Bradley (Ellen) Baker and Kristin Baker; great-grandchildren Cooper Kszastowski and Grayson Baker.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Baker in 2007 and her brothers Wilber Wachter and Everett Parker.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 4-8 pm in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer. The family asks those attending the funeral service on Wednesday to meet at the East Union Presbyterian Church, East Union Road, Cheswick, PA in West Deer Township at 10 am with the Rev. James Ramsey, officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in East Union Cemetery, West Deer. The Baker family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Fair Winds Manor and Three Rivers Hospice for the compassionate care they extended to their Mother.  View obituary online and leave condolences at

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