Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Elizabeth Russell Rodgers Baxter, 1881-1964
Unidentificed 1964 Newspaper Obituary
CANTON -- Mrs. Elizabeth R. Baxter, 83, of 313 N. 7th St., Canton, died Friday morning [16 October 1964] in Havana Nursing Home, Havana, after a long illness.
She was born Feb. 13, 1881, in Huntsville [Randolph County], Mo., a daughter of John and Grace Liddell Rodgers and was married to William Baxter in Centerville, [Appanoose County] Iowa, Sept. 6, 1902. He died in 1958.
Elizabeth Russell Rodgers Baxter
Surviving are two sons, Neil of Canton, and Kenneth of Peoria; five daughters, Mrs. Maxine Matayo of Canton, Mrs. Helen Whitney of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Ruth O'Neil of McKinney, Okla., Mrs. Margaret Wright of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Shirley Davis of Los Angeles; 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Rodgers of Oglesby and William of California; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Ruckman of Chicago Heights, Mrs. Alice Clark of Utica, and Mrs. Barbara Briddick of Oglesby.
Seven children, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Believers Church in Jerome, Iowa.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Murphy Memorial Home, the Rev. Orville L. Wright officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 4 Sunday afternoon.
Obituary and picture from The Baxter Family Tree on Ancestry.com posted and owned by JeepGirl2010.