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Janice Marie Baxter

Janice Marie Baxter, 84, Palmyra, Mo., died Feb. 10, 2022, in Spring Valley, Minn. 

Janice was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Fort Madison, Iowa to Lloyd L. and Grace N. Horton (Lamb). 

She grew up on a farm in rural Hancock County, Ill. She attended country school and graduated from Hamilton High School in 1954. 

She was united in marriage to Richard Lee Baxter on Sept. 18, 1955. They made their home in Quincy and rural Ursa, Ill., and their farm near Palmyra, Mo.

She worked for Motorola in Quincy, during the 60s and 70s and graduated from Gem City Business College in 1980. She was administrative secretary for the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District for 10 years. She also worked at Buckhorn Rubber, Camping World, Lowes and Walmart.

Janice was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church in Taylor, Mo. 

She was a long-time member of the ME club and attended Bible study with her neighbors.

Janice enjoyed travelling, antiques, camping with Richard and family, planning and attending family reunions and visiting siblings, nieces and nephews, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family wherever they lived.

She learned to cook wild game harvested by Richard and could make a great meal of whatever he brought home from hunting and fishing.

She is survived by brother, Joe Horton (Sally); sister-in-law, Ann Baxter; daughter, Tami (Jim) Edgar;  son, Dana Baxter; grandchildren, Dana Edgar, Erin (Chris) Bicknese, Zach (Stephanie Brozo) Edgar, Lee (Melody) Edgar, Rory (Jyssaka) Meyers, Cody (Kortne) Baxter, Danielle McDaniel, Jennifer Baxter and Kati McDaniel; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard, brothers, Larry and Ed Horton; brothers-in-law, Ralph and Paul Baxter, Erwin Smith and Dan Kirkpatrick; sisters-in-law, Gratia Kirkpatrick,  Betty Baxter, Sig Horton, Colleen Smith and Carmelita Horton; and niece, Dawn Baxter.

A memorial service will be held in June, location and date still to be determined. Her mortal remains will rest in the Meyers Cemetery in rural Hancock County, Ill. until the Day of Resurrection.

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