Baker, Ashtyn

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Ashtyn McCrae Baker, 19, of Fayette, Ohio, died May 14, 2014, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born Oct. 25, 1994, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Dan and Kym Baker. Ashtyn was a 2013 graduate of Fayette High School and had just completed her freshman year at the University of Toledo. She was a life-long resident of Fayette, a member of the I.G.N.I.T.E. Youth Group, and recently served as an assistant track coach for Fayette Schools.

Family was Ashtyn’s highest priority in her life, and she devoted much of her life to serving others. Ashtyn’s gift as an organ donor immediately benefited at least four other people with the gift of life.

In addition to her parents, Ashtyn is survived by a brother, Ethan Baker, at home; a maternal grandmother, Deborah (and John) Garcia-Van Havel of Morenci, Mich.; paternal grandparents, Ron and Marsha Baker of Pioneer, Ohio; maternal great-grandmother, Maria Garcia of Defiance, Ohio; paternal great-grandfather, Robert King of Ionia, Mich.; maternal uncles and aunts, Victor (and Julie) Garcia of Tedrow, Ohio, Steven Garcia of Fayette, Krys (and John) Griffiths of Fayette, Janie (and Chris) Bailey of Ohio, and Maegen (and Jay) Sheldon of Blissfield, Mich.; paternal uncle and aunt, Dave (and Lynn) Baker of Pioneer, and Debbie (and Greg) Taylor of Mansfield, Ohio.; several cousins; and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Victor Garcia.

A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Private interment will precede the service in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

Arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial donations are suggested to a local charity of the donor’s choice.

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