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Obituary of Pauline Elizabeth Baxa


Pauline Elizabeth (Krotz) Baxa passed away June 14, 2018 at the age of 94 years. She was born in Durham, Kansas and lived on a farm near Pilsen with her parents and sister, Irene. She went to Catholic school in the parish of St. John Nepomucene, then graduated from high school in Lincolnville, KS.
Following high school, she was married to Francis Baxa. They settled on a farm east of Belleville where they lived over 70 years. To this marriage there were 6 children born, three boys and three girls. Pauline was a loving, caring mother and a devoted farm wife. She spent her years raising her family and helping wherever she could with the farming. She loved to grow fruit trees and plant a big garden so she could can and freeze goods for the winter.
Her Catholic faith was an important part of her life. She was active in parish activities when she was younger, but always found great happiness at Mass.
She had much appreciation for friends and relatives who helped her out so she could stay at the farm long after Francis passed away.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Bertha Krotz, her sister Irene Urbanek and her husband, Francis Baxa.
Pauline is survived by her six children, Patricia Coyte of So. Weymouth, MA, Judy Beasley of Camdenton, MO, John Baxa of Clayton, NM, Joanne Lewis of Carmel, IN, Jim Baxa of Manassas, VA, and Tom Baxa of Lakeville, MN.
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She always remembered everyone’s birthdate.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at St. Edward Catholic Church, Belleville, KS with Reverend David Metz, celebrant.
Interment will be at St. Katherine Catholic Cemetery, rural Belleville, KS.
A Vigil and Rosary will be held at 7 PM Monday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS. Friends may call from One PM until 8 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to St. Edward Catholic Church.
Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.

 

   
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