Nov. 16, 1922 - Sept. 7, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Mona I. Baxter, 90, died September 7, 2013. She was born in Crestone, CO on November 16, 1922. She married Earl E. Baxter on March 4, 1944. Mona was an active Army wife while raising two sons throughout the USA and Europe while Earl was a career officer in the US Army. Mona worked as a teller and education officer for banks. Upon retirement, she moved from South Bend, IN to Cary, NC to be near her family. She was a member of the Cary XYZ Club and sewed dolls for the local hospitals at the Cary Senior Center. Mona was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Dunn and Hazel McAllister; husband, Major Earl E. Baxter; and sisters, Marian McElfresh, Frances Martin and Thelma Jean Capps. She is survived by her son, Michael E. Baxter, daughter-in-law, Janet M. Baxter, and granddaughter, Katie Baxter, all of Cary; son, Earl L. Baxter of CA, daughter-in-law, Judy Acton Johnson of TX, granddaughters, Stephanie Baxter and Jennifer Kimbrew, both of TX, and 3 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org Condolences may be sent through www.brownwynnecary.com
Published in South Bend Tribune on Sept. 10, 2013