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Eastmoor United Methodist Church
Thursday February 21st, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Kenneth LeRoy Baxter

Herington - Kenneth LeRoy Baxter was born on October 31, 1940, in Arkansas City, Kansas, to Harold Dean and Della Mae (Harshfield) Baxter.  He grew up on the family farm.  His enjoyment of working led him to work at various jobs in the area while growing up.  He was a member of the Evening Star 4-H Club where he held all of the offices except for secretary.  He attended Parker Elementary, a one-room grade school for eight years; then graduated from Arkansas City High School.  He was in FFA for four years, holding the offices of treasurer, vice-president, and president.  He attended one year of junior college at Cowley County Community College then transferred to Kansas State University, graduating after two and a half years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Nutrition.  He was a 4-H Agent in Washington County, Kansas, where he met his future wife, Shareen Goebel, of Mahaska.  They were married on June 7, 1964, at Mahaska, Kansas.  They had two sons; Clint Moren and Rodney Lynn Baxter, both of whom he was very proud.  He worked on the construction of the Milford Dam while living in Chapman, Kansas, before starting his own housing and commercial construction business in Herington, Kansas, which he managed for sixteen years.  He managed the Delavan Grain Company before becoming an office manager for Greeley Gas Company.  He was a superintendent for Harris Construction.  He was a senior superintendent for BlueScope Construction, formerly Butler Construction for twenty years. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Richard, a sister, Donna Conner, and his parents. 

He is survived by his wife, Shareen Baxter of Herington; two sons, Clint Baxter of Kansas City, Missouri, Rodney Baxter of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Kathleen Kolarik of Wichita; nieces, nephews,and families. 

The family will greet friends 6:00 – 8:00pm, Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel.  Memorials have been designated to Donor’s Choice; and they may be sent to:  Zeiner Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

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Hi Shareen: I have just been thinking of you and couldn't find your email so went to Goggle. I am so sorry for your loss. We need to catch up.
Donna Chapman, Mesa, AZ

donna chapman Mar 31 2019 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Jeannie (Herbel) Caselman Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

Sending our sympathy and love to Shareen, Clint and Rodney for the loss of their loved one and a dear friend of ours. may he rest in peace. The Burns family, Gail, Carol, Dylan, Victor, Doyle and Vicki and families.

Gail and Carol Burns Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

A TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was ordered on February 19, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Feb 19 2019 12:00 AM

Kenny was my softball coach as a kid for a short time. I sure learned a lot from him. My condolences to his family.

Angela Martinez-Blosser Feb 18 2019 12:00 AM

A Designers Choice was sent on February 18, 2019

In sympathy. From: Paul Goebel, Brad, Peggy, Bradley and Kai Goebel, Bill, Michelle, Anthony, Darby ,Dustin, Alison and Andrew Goebel.

Expression of Sympathy Feb 18 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. As Shareen knows, my folks were 4-H leaders at Hanover. Kenny was our Washington County Extension agent. If my memory is correct, I believe my brother Warren worked construction for him years ago for a short amount of time. And of course the boys were in 4-H with us there in Herington. Our lives crossed so many times. My deepest condolences to the Baxter family. Sending hugs and prayers.

Lynn Salsbury Feb 18 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry of your loss Kenny worked for my grandpa Samples as well as my dad Eugene Samples and my brother David Samples The Samples Family

Eugene Samples Feb 15 2019 12:00 AM