Grayce Baxter

Written by Theresa Rose on March 30, 2015

Grayce C. Baxter, 83, of Keosauqua died at 6:57 P.M. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua. She was born April 25, 1931 in rural Van Buren County to Cecil and Hulda Zerhorst Lunsford and married Harold R. Baxter May 1, 1951 at the Milton Methodist Church. He died November 19, 1993.

Grayce grew up in Milton and graduated from Milton High School. Grayce worked as a secretary at Dennis & Partridge Co. lumberyard in Milton before becoming a CNA and working in the OB unit at the hospital. She was a member of the Milton Christian Church. Grayce enjoyed knitting, sewing and going to yard sales.

Surviving are 2 sons, John Baxter (Barbara E. Boley) of Keosauqua and Joseph Baxter (Dawn) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a daughter, Susan Campbell of Fayetteville, NC, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

In accordance with her wishes her body has been cremated. Private family burial of cremains will be at a later date in Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton. Gifts to a memorial to the designated later by the family any mailed to P.O. Box 34, Keosauqua, IA 52565. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.