Elnora C (Gates) Baxter

Female 1922 - 2008  (85 years)


Baxter, Elnora C

The Newton Kansan

Elnora C. Baxter

Elnora C. Baxter was born Sept. 2, 1922, to Ralph and Grace (Van Houten) Gates. She passed away on Sunday (July 13, 2008) at Presbyterian Manor in Newton.

Elnora graduated from Whitewater High School and shortly thereafter, went to work for Hanlin Supply Co. in Newton, and later American Flours. In 1970, when Cargill purchased American Flours, she transferred to Wichita. She retired in 1984.

She married Howard Baxter in 1943, and they enjoyed many happy years together. In retirement, they traveled frequently in their RV to Colorado, Texas and Arizona. Howard passed away in 2003.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were two brothers, Paul Gates of Hugo, Okla., and Carlton Gates of Newton.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star in Newton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Newton.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas or Harvey County Caring Hands Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

Owner/SourceHarvey County Genealogical Society
Date15 Jul 2008
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