Patricia Ida Mae Baxter, 92, passed away Oct. 22, 2019, at Woodhaven Care Center, Ellinwood. She was born Jan. 22, 1927, at Great Bend to Charles Franklin and Nannie Sylvie (Wilson) Younkin. She married Hiram Joseph “Hi” Baxter Jr. Jan. 25, 1947, at Great Bend. He died May 9, 2011.
A lifetime Great Bend resident, Patricia was the business manager for the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of PEO and United Methodist Women. She was a former board member for the Library, Great Bend High School class President for 2 years, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother and past President of Panther Parents.
Survivors include, five children, Jeffrey Lynn Baxter and wife Connie of Leavenworth, Charles Joseph Baxter and wife Karen of Basehor, Nancy Kathryn Baxter of Great Bend, Lori Anne Underwood and husband Jeff of Lawrence and Alan Eric Baxter of Great Bend; 13 grandchildren, Dustin Baxter and finacé Sarah Lockwood, Tara Talley and husband Trent, Olivia Natelli and husband Kenny, David Baxter, Jonathan Baxter, Lindsay Baxter, Patrick Underwood and wife Makenna, Megan Berger and husband Chris, Kelly Blackburn and husband Logan, Chelsea Underwood, Robbie Underwood, AnnaLeesha Huddelston and husband Cody, and Addison Baxter; and 11 great grandchildren, Arthur Baxter, Hunter Talley, Wyatt Talley, Avery Talley, Magdelyn Talley, Aurora Natelli, Audrey Underwood, Landon Berger, Matthew Berger, Owen Blackburn, and Charley Rose Huddleston. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hiram Joseph “Hi” Baxter Jr.; four brothers, George Younkin, Dwight Younkin, Merrill Younkin, and Wayne Younkin; one sister, Frances Fox; and one grandson, Jordan Baxter.
Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at Bryant Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Great Bend, with Pastor Morita Truman presiding. Interment will be in the Great Bend Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 24, 2019