Judy Kay Baxter

October 30, 1944 ‒ March 10, 2017

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Judy Kay Baxter passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 in OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in Columbus following a sudden illness. She was 72.

She was born October 30, 1944 to parents Wade & Virginia (Chapin) Gerhart in Mansfield. On February 10, 1967, she married Darrel Baxter and they celebrated 50 happy years together earlier this year.

Judy worked at First National Bank in younger years, but she later focused her attention on creating a warm and loving home for her husband and two sons.

She took pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren and was especially involved in the care of Eli and Savannah. Judy also enjoyed flower gardening, shopping, crossword puzzles, and spending quality time with her family. She will be remembered for her generous nature and kind spirit.

She is survived by her loving husband Darrel Baxter of Lexington; her son Jeff Baxter of Lewis Center; six grandchildren: Lauren, Anna, Amanda, Garrett, Eli, and Savannah; two sisters and brothers-in-law Trudy & David Balph of Nashville, TN, and Vicki & Tom Howman of Ashland; and a niece Kelly Leitenberger of Lexington.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son David Baxter.

A celebration of life in Mansfield Memorial Park will be announced for later this summer.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Judy’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Dear Baxter Family and Friends,

    I wanted to share my deepest sympathy for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s words at Philippians 4:6,7.

    With Warmest Regards,

    Mary Louis

  • Darrel and family, we are profoundly sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  • Our deepest sympathy Darrel ,Jeff and your families may angels walk with you today and always.

  • Our deepest sympathy Darrel,Jeff and families may angels walk with you today and always.

  • Darrel am so sorry for your loss. I pray for your family that you can find peace.

    Sue Miller

  • Darrel,

    My wife Terry and I wish to offer our most sincere condolences to you.

    For your information, I have known Judy since the first grade at Lexington. If my recollection is correct, maybe even before that at the Lexington Church of Christ. We were in church and bible school among other friends for many years together. Terry had a chance to meet Judy at one of our many class reunions. They would reminisce about past experiences. She will be greatly missed by both of us.

    Tom & Terry Ruckman