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Mary Jean Baxter

September 27, 1932 — December 30, 2022


Mary Jean Baxter, longtime resident of Brookfield, Ohio, went home on Friday, December 30, 2022, while a patient of Briarfield Manor, Austintown, Ohio, following a period of declining health. She was 90.

Mary Jean was born at home in Brookfield, on September 27, 1932, a daughter to Andrew G. & Cora (Boring) Couts.

She graduated from Brookfield High School in 1950. She worked as an order analyst at Sharon Steel and retired after a 34-year career.

Her memberships included: Brookfield Christian Church; Ladies Auxiliary Korean War Veterans Chapter 137, Austintown; Order of Eastern Star #518, Hartford, Ohio (now Opal Chapter #181, Cortland, Ohio); and the Over the Hill Gang, Hubbard, Ohio.

In her spare time, she enjoyed socializing, getting together with her friends, playing cards, and attending the Warren Women's Connection.

Survivors include: her son, Kenneth L. Baxter, Sr., of Youngstown, Ohio; her grandsons, Kenneth L. Baxter, Jr. & Steven M. Baxter, Sr.; and her great-grandchildren, Steven M. Baxter, Jr., Alissa Baxter, Chloe Baxter, & Colton Baxter.

Preceding her in death are her husband, William A. "Bud" Baxter, whom she married January 25, 1956, he died January 29, 2003; and her siblings, Forrest Doud, Ruth Reinhart, Cloid Couts, Thomas Couts, & Harry Couts.

A time of gathering to honor Mrs. Baxter will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. Her celebration continues with a funeral service at 2:00 PM. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the Brookfield Township Cemetery.

As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made to the church c/o the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at:

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Baxter was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Jean Baxter, please visit our flower store.

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