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Rita Kay Baxter

Rita Kay Baxter, age 61, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri.



She was born December 24, 1958 in Purdy, Missouri, the daughter of Bernard William and Lillie Vivian (Barnes) Mackin. On June 30, 1979 in Purdy, Missouri she was united in marriage to Gary L. Baxter who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Chadd Baxter and his wife Ashlee of Purdy, Missouri, Chris Baxter and his wife Jessica of Republic, Missouri and Zach Baxter of Monett, Missouri; two sisters, Karen Holland and her husband Willie and Linda Walters and her husband Kirk all of Pierce City, Missouri and seven grandchildren, Trevor Baxter, Jordan Baxter, Jake Baxter, Lilly Baxter, Gemma Baxter, Eli Baxter and Peyton Baxter.

Preceding her in death were her parents.


Rita grew up and received her education in Purdy, graduating from Purdy High School. She lived all of her life in the area, working as a seamstress at garment factories. Sewing and going to yard sales were her favorite hobbies. She was a very wonderful person, always there for everyone helping anyone she could. She especially loved the grandkids.


There are no services scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Missouri.


Visit www.fohnfuneralhome.com for online obituaries, guestbook and private condolences

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