Bill Merritt Funeral Service

6201 Northwest 39Th Expressway, Bethany, OK


Lesty Jo Baxter

December 27, 1923October 7, 2019

Oklahoma City resident, Lesty Jo Baxter, 95, passed away peacefully in Frisco, Texas on Monday, October 7, 2019. Lesty was born December 27, 1923 in Oklahoma County to Logan and Frankie (Myers) Wilson, and was the youngest of 8 children. She was a charter member of Putnam City United Methodist Church and was active until her health no longer allowed her to do the things she loved. She was a teacher in the Putnam City School District for over 35 years before her retirement. Lesty enjoyed travelling, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Melvin Baxter. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Ed Frantz and Patsi and Kenneth Kinsey; 3 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 2pm-4pm Friday at Guardian West Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 11am Saturday at Jones I.O.O.F. Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Lesty Jo Baxter

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Betty Miller-Davis

October 11, 2019

I will miss her and love to all the family.

Betty Davis

October 11, 2019

Lesty was a good friend, travel companion and married to my cousin. We grew up in the same area went to same church same parties. I have so many memories of her and our travels. We were in Montreal Canada on a bus tour and we were to get a wake up call. We didnt get it and the bus driver had to wake us up. A little embarrassed to get on the bus full of people waiting to leave. We talked on the phone until neither one of us could hear.

Susan Tucker

October 9, 2019

We were tremendously blessed to have Aunt Lesty in our lives. We will miss so many things about her, but are rejoicing that she's with Jesus now. :-) Can only imagine the welcome Grandma and Gramps gave her when she entered into heaven. <3 Don and I will be out of town this weekend, but will be with you in spirit as you celebrate Aunt Lesty's life. Love to all.