Mary L. (Frater) Baxter, 99, of Fremont, OH passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Pristine Senior Living of Fremont. She was born on August 28, 1916 in Millbury, OH, the daughter of Charles H. and Bertha (McLargin) Bailey. She was a 1933 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Mary married James H. Frater on June 30, 1939 in Fremont and he preceded her in death on November 16, 1969. She married Earl Baxter on January 19, 1974 and he preceded her in death in 1979.
Mary was a Homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Rainbow Circle at church. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Ballville Farm Women, Fremont Federation of Women and Countywide Garden Club. She enjoyed playing pinochle, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her children, Patricia “Pat” (David) Fleming, Judith “Judy” (C. Richard) Hufford, daughter-in-law, Marty Frater, all of Fremont, OH; grandchildren, James Hufford, Amy Purney, Tracy Hufford, Brian Frater, Anne Weiker, Michael Frater, Jonathan Fleming, Tammy Marqueling, Matthew Frater, Brett Hufford and Emily Boroff; twenty-two great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, James H. Frater; second husband, Earl Baxter; sons, James, Thomas and Michael Frater; brothers, Donald and Charles Bailey and sister, Marjorie Allison.
Visitation: Monday from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:30 am at the funeral home.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.
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I will always fondly remember Mary as such a lovely lady. My condolences.
What a great person and lady was Mary. I really got to know her who when we were both Den Mothers in Cub Scouts. We did touch base now and then in later years. She always seemed to be so happy. My Sympathies to you all.
Marlene Baxter Burhans
I will always be grateful that Mary had the short few years with my Dad, as they were happy years, thank you Mary.
My condolences to the family at this very difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s word the Bible at Revelation 21:3,4.
Barb Carmean Gangwer
Pat and Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lauralee Wyss (Lollee)
Kathryn (Kate) Pearson and I wanted to send our sincere sympathy to all of Mary’s loved ones. We are so sorry to learn of your loss, and we wish for you strength, comfort, and peace in the days to come. She will be sorely missed, but how good it is to know Mary is up in Paradise now with our Lord!
My sympathies are with the Frater family. Mary was truly a grand and gracious lady of Fremont.