Margaret Forsythe Baker

Margaret Forsythe Baker, 91, died Sunday, April 22. Known to her friends and family as Peg, she demonstrated her interest in social justice through her active involvement in a variety of community programs in the Kennett Square area. A few of these included, After the Bell, Bridging and the Kennett Area Food Cupboard. An avid Scrabble player, her favorite word was “Empathy” which she showed daily.

Margaret Forsythe Baker

A math major, Peg graduated from Rutgers Douglass College. Preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Baker and daughter Barbara Ann Baker. She is survived by her two children, Joan Castleman and John Baker, their spouses William Castleman and Mary Baker, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

A long-time member of Kennett Friends Meeting, Peg served on multiple committees. A focus of her service was advocating for at-risk populations. Her hobbies included participating in multiple activities at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community. Peg’s humor, wisdom and lemon squares will be missed.

A celebration of Peg’s life is planned for June.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kennett Square Area Food Cupboard. 136 W Cedar St., Kennett Square, PA 19348

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco  Funeral Home, West Grove.

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