Archive for Monday, June 17, 1996


June 17, 1996


— Services for Edith E. Baxter, 79, Ottawa, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa, with the Rev. William R. Weber officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Mrs. Baxter died Saturday, June 15, 1996, at the Ottawa Retirement Village.

She was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Rantoul, the daughter of Allen and Vina Finch Roberts. She was a lifelong resident of Franklin County, making her home in Ottawa until 1940. She moved to Princeton, where she lived until 1981, returning to Ottawa. She attended Ottawa grade schools and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1935. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. For 20 years, she was employed as a clerk for T.G.&Y.; She later worked as a clerk and office personnel for Harry Smith's Auto Supply, both of Ottawa, retiring in the mid-1970s. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher of the Princeton Christian Church. She was a former member of the Princeton and later Ottawa E.H.U. She was also a Cub Scout den mother.

She married Cleveland F. Baxter on Aug. 22, 1936, in Burlington. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, John Baxter, Lawrence, two daughters, Janet Hartpence, Tonganoxie, and Debra Altic, Lyndon; two sisters, Esther Anderson, Ottawa, and Freda Bolyard, Wichita; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William "Billy" Baxter in 1956.

Friends may call from this evening until service time at the Dengel and Son Mortuary, where the family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Assn. for research at Kansas University Medical Center in care of Dengel and Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, 66067.

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