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Donna Baxter

September 23, 1935 — November 16, 2016

Donna Joann Baxter, 81, of Mendon passed away at 6:10 P.M on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in the Sunset Home in Quincy.

Donna was born on September 23, 1935 in Quincy to the late Lawrence and Mary (Runyon) Miller. She married Paul Rosson then later married Herb “Buddy” Baxter, who then preceded her in death.

Surviving are; five children, Debby Johnson of Quincy, Sherry Gooding (companion Gary Brickey) of Quincy, Gary Rosson of Mendon, Randy (Gretchen) Rosson of Mendon, Jeff (Kathy) Rosson of Jacksonville, Fl., nine grandchildren, Michael (Fiance Brandy Bradshaw), Christina (Jeremy) Turner, Nathan (companion Amy Crane), Lindsey Gooding, Mike (Leigh) Tiffany, Cassondra (Brad) Duncan, Dallas (Brian) Rosson, Cody (Fiance Kyla Walton) Rosson, Tammy (Kevin) Reichenbach, seventeen great-grandchildren and one on the way. Also surviving are three step-children, Brad (Charman) Baxter of Arizona, Tammy Baca of Texas, Angie Osgood of Texas, one sister, Mary Lou Schoch of Quincy and one sister-in-law, Rosalea Miller of Mendon.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Miller.

Donna was a past member of the Loraine Christian Church in Loraine and a member of the Elks Lodge. She was the Owner/ Operator of Lake Little Tweet Campground, now known as Whispering Oaks. She worked for Motorola, Harris Corporation and was a teller at Associated Bank in Quincy. She enjoyed quilting, yardwork, puzzles, traveling, playing bingo, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon with Pastor Bruce Willard officiating. Interment will be in the Mendon Cemetery in Mendon. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 20, 2016 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Unit 4 Foundation or the Blessing Cancer Center. You are invited to share memories of Donna and leave condolences at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Blessing Cancer Center
Quincy IL 62301

Unit 4 Foundation
Mendon IL 62351

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