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Joy Ann Baxter, 82 year old Woodward resident and former Waynoka resident, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Grace Living Center in Woodward. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Red Top Cemetery, north of Quinlan with the Reverend Scott Ware officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home, Woodward in charge of arrangements.

Joy Ann (Ashcraft) Baxter was born on October 14, 1934 in Oakwood, Oklahoma to Dan and Verna Ann (Joy) Ashcraft. Joy grew up in the Oakwood area and at the age of 17, she was united in marriage to Troy Cox. To this union was born one daughter, Anita Marie.

Joy was later united in marriage to Ovid Baxter and three daughters were born to this union, Lakata "Keta" Markata, and Karla. They family followed work and they settled in the Waynoka area in 1979. Joy continued living and working in the Waynoka area until her health forced her to move to the Grace Living Center in Woodward a few months ago.

She leaves a large family behind to mourn her loss: one brother, Homer Ashcraft of Kingston, Oklahoma; three daughters: Anita Cox of Oklahoma City, Lakata "Keta" Peacock and husband Alan of Mooreland, Markata Baxter of Woodward; one son-in-law, Nick Peacock of Waynoka; three granddaughters: Carlina Pitcherello of Waynoka, Taylor Burney of Spiro, Jasma Snider of Woodward; three grandsons: Buddy Anston of Oklahoma City, Chris Baxter of Mooreland, Scott Peacock of Mooreland; three great-grandsons: Michael Peacock of Mooreland, Devon Blake of Spiro, Henson Kendell of Woodward; six great-granddaughters: Trinity Chappell of Woodward, Allicity Pitcherello of Mooreland, Chloe Pitcherello of Waynoka, Ray Lynn Kendell of Woodward, Hayley and Lily Mae Peacock of Okeene; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Verna Ashcraft, one daughter Karla Peacock, one grandson Michael Peacock, two great-grandsons, David and Mathew Peacock.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhmewoodward.com
Published on November 17, 2016
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