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Elnora Baxter 1914-2008

May 22, 2008

Funeral service for Elnora Baxter of Emmetsburg will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 23, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Burial is in Silver Lake Cemetery, Ayrshire.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m., today, Thursday, May 22, at the funeral home.

On Monday, May 19, 2008, Elnora passed away at the Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. She was 93.

Blanche Elnora (Long) Baxter was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Worthington, MN, the daughter of Milton and Margaret (Miller) Long. She attended Garfield Community School.

On Nov. 15, 1932, Elnora was united in marriage to Ernest (Doc) Baxter in Canton, SD. The couple lived on a farm north of Ayrshire before moving to Emmetsburg in 1966.

Elnora worked as a clerk for J.C. Penney for years and later as a receptionist for Dr. Hobson. She retired in 1977. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg.

Elnora enjoyed sewing, embroidery work and cooking. She loved to spend time with her family.

Surviving are three sons: Lawayne “Red” Baxter (Alberta) of Spencer; Eugene “Gene” Baxter (Francine) of Cameron Park, CA and Gary Baxter (Rhonda) of Clear Lake, SD; and a daughter, Jacqualine Bindel (Bill) of Pocahontas; 17 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister, Hazel McDonnel of Mesa, AZ.

Elnora was preceded in death by her husband; son, Roger Baxter; two brothers, Clifton and Willmer Long; two sisters, Wilma Evans and Verona Anderson; and a great-granddaughter.

Condolences online at www.joycefuneralhomes.com