Mary Baxter was born December 9, 1924 in St. Clair county to Adam Clark and Sarah May (Hartley) Wisner. She passed away March 10, 2010 at Truman Lake Manor in Lowry City, Missouri.
Mary was married to Leo Baxter February 15, 1945 and to this union were born four children, Mark, David, Francie and Kevin. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Leo and her four sisters, Margerate, Jennette, Ruby and Frances.
Mary lived all her life in the Bear Creek area. She was a wonderful mother not just her own children but to everyone in the neighborhood.
Mary went to work at Waites Nursing Home for several years and then worked 30 years at the Sac-Osage Hospital. She was known as one of the girls. She never met a stranger and you always knew what was on her mind.
Mary enjoyed her flowers and her quilts. She also loved to travel. All her children would take her on trips. Later in life she started going trucking with her son, Kevin, which was her favorite thing to do. She would be gone at times for over a month just seeing the sights. She would come back with some of the funniest stories to tell on herself.
Mary is survived by her children, Mark and wife, Sharon of Joplin, MO, David and wife, Marg of Warrensburg, MO., Francie and Dale Roberts of Osceola, ,MO, and Kevin of Cleo Springs, OK., six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, many, many family members and friends.