Elizabeth Carol Babb


Elizabeth Carol Babb, 46, passed away on March 4, 2024 in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Born January 9, 1978 to Stephen and Carol Babb, Liz or “Babbs” as she was known by many, was frequently described as a “bright light” and one of the most caring women you could know. She was known for her ability to accept everyone for who they were, and normalized
and supported others’ struggles.

Liz attended Highland High School, participated in marching band, was a “Starlighter” in the show choir, and made many lifelong friends who benefited from her fun-loving spirit. She was known for her riotous “Babb Bashes” thrown with her lifelong partner in crime and sister, Emily.

She went on to study nursing and graduated from Anderson University. She was a dedicated and empathetic nurse who found immense joy in caring for others. She was employed first at Anderson Community Hospital, then at Baptist East Hospital, where her care for her patients
was so great, that she was bestowed the honor of a Kentucky Colonel. She later worked at Fresenius Kidney Care, Pure LIfe Renal, and ultimately passed on her love of nursing through teaching at Caris College. Patients and colleagues alike praised her skill, caring nature and compassion that continued even after patient care was no longer needed.

Her deep love for her family was obvious to all. She saved up all her vacation days for holidays, trips to Maine in the summer, and any other chance she had to be together, living for family time. The love and the joy that she shared with her family extended to the family she built with
her coworkers, dog park friends, childhood friends, and many others she met along the way. She was the best dog mama on the planet, frequently joking that she loved dogs more than humans. However, she was always quick to help a friend or family member whenever she
could. Liz faced many struggles and kept many to herself, protecting those she loved from her challenges. Anything she shared merely scratched the surface of a pain she held close to her heart.

Liz was preceded in death by her loving mother, Regina Carol Babb, her grandparents Joseph Sparks, Regina Sparks (Emrich), William Emrich, Lavena Babb, and Jack Babb, uncles Thomas Babb and Art Gunderson, as well as her fur babies, Kahlua, Jada and O’Hara. Grieving her loss are her father, Stephen Babb (Elaine), sister Emily Koziol (Zach), brother Todd Wilbert (Tabatha), nieces Caroline and Vivian Koziol, Erika Rayfield (Khalil), her nephews Deacon Koziol, Tyler and Conner Wilbert, her grand-niece Audrey Rayfield, as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends, and her favorite companions Kimber, Cooper, and Finny.

A devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend, Liz will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.