Esther Baxter

August 02, 1936 ‒ July 23, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Esther Baxter, age 80, of Sunbury died early Sunday morning, July 23, 2017 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

She was born on August 2, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of the late Cora I. (Spillman) Myers.

She served in the Woman’s Army Corps.

While never an official title, Esther was a caregiver over the years for many friends and family.  Her most important role was that of mother to her 5 children.

She was an excellent seamstress, sewing clothing and costumes just to name a couple.  She also square danced in her younger days as well.

Esther loved her flower garden and the wild animals that would come visit her.

Her family will remember her love of her kids and grandkids and her baking, especially her clover rolls.

She will be missed by her children Sharon Shicks of Sunbury, Joseph (Pia) Baxter of London, Ohio, Darlene (Guy) White of Mount Vernon, Richard (Sarah) Baxter of Springfield, Ohio, and Gina Baxter of Sunbury; grandchildren Chad Woodard, Kelly Dotson, Brock Woodard, Nichole Baxter, and Kathryn Baxter; numerous great grandchildren; and brothers Harold Blair of Columbus, Steve (Sarah) Blair of Mississippi, and Sam (Tracie) Myers of North Carolina.

In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her step-father Jack Myers and son-in-law Russell Shicks.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1 PM at Sunbury Memorial Park with Pastor Dan Brown officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County at .

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mrs. Baxter’s family.


  • I didn’t know you I would like to thank you for serving our country. Praying for your family.

  • Gina, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my prayers. She will be in Heaven with Tom as our Guardian Angels. God bless you.

  • My heartfelt condolences go out to Sharon, Joe, Darlene, Ricky and Gina and all the rest of the family. May God grant you the strength to do what must be done in the coming days, In Jesus Name, Amen …. Uncle Gary, SW Florida

  • To the Ohio branch of the Baxter clan, our heart felt condolences on the passing of your Mom. May the peace of the Lord be with you as you mourn her death and celebrate the life she had.

  • Sharon, Joe, Darlene, Ricky and Gina – our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you at your time of mourning.

  • Sharon and family, I am so very sorry. May she be at peace in heaven with our Lord.

  • Dear Sharon & Family. So sorry to hear about your Mothet. Sending you prayers 🙏🙏

  • Sharon, please accept my condolences and prayers. I will not be home on that date of service. Sending love your way.

  • Dear Sharon and family, my sincere sympathy to you on the death of your mother and grandma. This is a tough one ! Mothers are special. Love and prayers are being sent your way.

  • Our heartfelt condolences. She will be missed. Love to all. Andy and Glyna

  • My condolences to the Baxter family I’m sorry for your loss. May you find comforting God’s promise of a world without tears and pain.
    Revelation 21:4

  • You know I started hanging at your house at 9 years old and up. I always loved your mom. I remember her laugh. A wonderful person. May she rest in peace.

  • Gina:
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was a very special person and I am glad to have known her. She was such a blessing when she took care of my Father in 1983 as he was dying from cancer. My sisters and I were talking about Esther in November when our Mother’s died. A Mother holds a special place in our hearts and she will always be in with you. I am praying for God’s peace and comfort to be on you and your family as you move forward with out her. Terry and Janet Brenneman and family.