Richard LeBeau Baxter
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80, of Minerva, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 surrounded by his family at Mercy Medical Center. Richard was born in Bayard, Ohio on May 3, 1931, the son of the late William C and Myrna B (Lebeau) Baxter. He was a 1949 graduate of Minerva High School and a member of the First Christian Church of Minerva. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 4120, and a Life Member of American Legion Post 357.
Richard is survived by his wife, Shelby J. (Hawkins) Baxter; a daughter, Robin S. Bonsky of Columbus; two sons, Craig (Colleen) Baxter of North Canton, Ryan (Tessa) Baxter of Denver, Colo. "Poppy" is also survived by three grandchildren, Madison Bonsky, Gabrielle Baxter, Annabelle Baxter. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Janet Baxter; son, Brett Baxter; brothers, Harold and Donald Baxter; sister, Wilma Eubank
Funeral Services will be held at the Bartley Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 with Mr. Ralph Norman and Mr. Dale Roberts officiating. Friends are invited to call Wednesday one hour before services. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Friends may express condolences at our website:
Published in The Repository on May 1, 2012