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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 21, 2018

Marcine Louise Baxter

Jul 25, 2018

June 17, 1939 - July 23, 2018


Marcine Louise Baxter, 79, of Richland passed away at Sunny Brook Living Care Center on July 23, 2018. Marcine was born June 17, 1939 in rural Batavia, the oldest daughter of Harold Kenneth and Shearley Carmen DeVore McDowell. A graduate of Agency High School, Marcine attended Parson College. On August 28, 1960 she married Mervin Leon Baxter at Agency Methodist Church; he died in 2010.


She was an active member of the Pleasant Plain Friends Church and USFW organization, Sunday and Bible School Teacher. She was a lifetime member of Chief Wapello Association and a member of the Carnegie Museum and Agency Library Museum. She worked at Ottumwa Regional Hospital, Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Jefferson County Hospital, Parkview Care Center, Fairfield Public Grade Schools, MIU Child Care and custodian at the Pleasant Plain Friends Church for 23 years and cleaned many homes. Her hobbies were gardening, taking care of her chickens, cooking and baking, writing, playing the piano and caring for her family. She loved all her family, a blessing from God.


Surviving are her five children: Jim Baxter of Burlington, Joe (Mary) Baxter of Olathe, Kan., Joyce (Nick) Martin of Packwood, Johnnie (Michelle) Baxter of Brighton, and Jeanna (Dave) Johnson of Richland; seven grandchildren: Michael Baxter, Candace Williams & Shane Baxter, Rachael Johnson, Jessi & Jon Martin and Caleb Baxter; three great-grandchildren: Leo Donahue, Allison Baxter and Arlo Martin; four sisters: Gerry (Charles) Anderson of Ottumwa, Carolyn Hannan of Mt. Pleasant, Faye (Donnie) Greiner of Clarksville, Texas, Evelyn (Dan) Welu of Iowa City; one sister-in-law, Debbie Baxter of Moscow, Iowa.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant son, Jerry; a great-granddaughter, Jessica; and a sister, Marjorie Giltner.


Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Pleasant Plain Friends Church with Pastor Kevin Rohr officiating. Burial will be in Brooks Cemetery, Hedrick, Iowa. Visitation will be held at Pleasant Plain Friends Church on Friday, July 27 with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Plain Friends Church or mailed to 1352 110th Street, Packwood, IA 52580. Gould Funeral Home of Richland is assisting the family.

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