Dorothy M Baxter Grubbs
Dorothy M. Baxter Grubbs, 90, of Adair, and formerly of Lewis, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Fontanelle.
The daughter of Fred and Ella (Krueger) Martens, she was born November 26, 1925, in Brighton Township near Marne, Iowa. She was baptized in the Church of Christ at Minden, Iowa. Growing up south of Walnut in the Dermyer Vicinity, Dorothy attended Lincoln Township #8 rural school and Lewis High School, graduating in 1943. She then took her Normal Training and taught rural school in the Carson area for five years. She was united in marriage to Richard I. Baxter, September 19, 1948, in Minden. Following their marriage, they farmed northwest of Oakland for three years and northeast of Lewis for 15. She kept busy raising their four children and helping on the farm during those years. In 1966, they moved into Lewis and she worked for the library for 35 years, retiring in 2004. Richard passed away February 14, 1992. William Jipsen came into her life and they enjoyed a close relationship from 1998-2007, when he passed away. March 15, 2008, she married Bernard Grubbs at the United Methodist Congregational Church in Lewis, and made Adair, Iowa her home until going in the Good Samaritan Center July 19, 2016.
Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Congregational Church in Lewis; American Legion Auxiliary; was a tour guide at the Hitchcock House; taught Sunday School; and delivered Meals on Wheels. She was an avid reader and loved to quilt. She loved gardening, both vegetables and flowers and enjoyed traveling, as well.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Bernard Grubbs of Adair; four children, Randall (Kenner) Baxter of Marne, Nadine (Wayne) King of Lewis, Leland Baxter of Lewis and Daniel Baxter of Mont Belvieu, TX; six grandchildren, Christina Baxter and fiancé, Jason Fredriksen, Brittney (Chris Dameron) Baxter, Jody King (Ryan) Danker, Courtney King (Jason) Crum, Robert Baxter and Mark Baxter; five great grandchildren, Dasia Baxter, Kacey Danker, Carley Danker, Ella Crum and Jorja Fredriksen; brothers, Fredrick (Pete) and Carolyn Martens of Carson and Delmar (Gus) Martens of Whitter, CA; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by husband, Richard Baxter in 1992; her significant other, William Jipsen in 2007; her parents; and sister-in-law, Norma Martens.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2016, ten-thirty a.m., in the United Congregational Methodist Church at Lewis with Pastor Jerry Neal officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Lewis.
Family will greet relatives and friends Monday evening from six to eight p.m., at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. Open visitation will be available at Rolands', Monday, August 1, from noon to six p.m. The family prefers memorials to United Congregational Methodist Church in Lewis or the Lewis Library.
Roland Funeral Service is caring for Dorothy's family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
Dorothy M. Baxter Grubbs
Born November 26, 1925
Brighton Township, Iowa
Entered Into Rest
Friday, July 29, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
United Congregational Methodist Church
Pastor Jerry Neal
“In the Garden” #300
“Amazing Grace” #422
In Charge of Flowers
Please join the family for luncheon in the church
fellowship hall after the committal service.
The family has suggested that memorials may be given to the
United Congregational Methodist Church or Lewis Library.