OBITUARY

Betty Marie Hogan Baxter

April 27, 1930December 26, 2016

Betty Marie (Hogan) Baxter was born on April 27, 1930 in Vilonia, Arkansas to Oluf R. and Verna M.(Lloyd) Hogan. She entered Heaven to embark upon a carefree life on December 26, 2016 from Olathe, Kansas. Just prior to Betty’s death she celebrated a joyous Christmas Day with her son and daughter and their children at Kathy's home in Gardner, Kansas.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her eldest sister, Louise Swensen, her husbands Jerald E. Baxter in 1983 and Herbert A. Baxter in 2011, two children Geraldine Marie Westberg and Michael Lee Baxter, granddaughter Kimberly Ann Gomez, and son-in-law, James Earl McRoy. She is survived by three children, Amelia Joy Baxter, Thomas E. Baxter and wife Adrienne, and Kathy Jean McRoy, three step children, Mike, Mark, and Patrick Baxter, five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and two sisters, Virginia Grimes of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Mildred Freeland of Paris, Tennessee. Her first husband, Jerald, was a minister. His calling took them to churches in Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Washington, and Iowa. She was a help mate at each stop, a faithful minister's wife throughout.

Betty was no stranger to work. Over the years she was employed by J.C. Penney’s at various locations, Western Electric, Continental Airlines, and Ford Motor Company. She was a certified nursing assistant and licensed as a realtor in Kansas, Missouri, and California. Betty maintained a sense of adventure, recently renewing her passport, and planning a trip abroad in 2017. We each have many fond memories of our mother and will cherish them and remember what she meant to each of us.

Memorial Service 6p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the McGilley-Frye Funeral Home 105 E. Loula St. Olathe, KS. Visitation 4-6p.m. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Resthaven Gardens of Memory Wichita, Kansas.

Condolences may be offered at www.mcgilley-frye.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, January 5, 2017
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 5, 2017

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Johna Van Deventer

January 3, 2017

Joy, Thom and Kathy, I have such fond childhood memories of your Mom (and your Dad) from our time together in Colorado. Then again as an adult many years later our paths crossed again in Olathe. The full impact of Betty living and serving so many years of her life in the ministry will only be known in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to you as face the days ahead.

Belva Collins Miffleton

January 2, 2017

I'm sending my thoughts and prayers of peace and healing to you all. It's very hard to lose your mom, but you know she's rejoicing in Heaven.
I have many memories of your family when Brother Baxter was our Church of God of Prophecy minister in Topeka, Kansas.

Rena Bell

January 2, 2017

So sorry for the family's loss. Our prayers are with you all. I know she is rejoicing in heaven! God Bless
Love
Barry & Rena ( Shiver) Bell.

Ella Weatherall

January 2, 2017

So sorry for your loss. I have many happy memories of the Baxter family while Bro. Baxter was our pastor in Colorado.
May God comfort you with the knowledge that she is happy in heaven now with no more earthly problems and celebrating with family and friends. Your family will be in my prayers.

Kaitlyn Kevin Ludwig

January 1, 2017

We love you grandma. You now get to be with everyone in heaven.

Butch & Kathy Pixler

January 1, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. Sending our deepest condolences. May she rest in peace.

Michael Baxter

December 31, 2016

Rest in peace Betty, Love Mike.

Jeff and Sandy McRoy

December 30, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Les and Sherry Cross

December 30, 2016

We will miss Sister Betty. We enjoyed sharing with her at the recent Prairie Center Church of God 55+ Senior Christmas Party. Enjoy Your Reward In Heaven.

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