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Dolores M. Baxter

March 31, 1932 - May 15, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 85 Loving Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend

DOLORES M. BAXTER, age 85, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Crosslands Retirement Community. She was the wife of Richard A. Baxter, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Sunbury, PA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Irene Kerstetter Mull.

Mrs. Baxter was a homemaker, potter and artist.

She was a member of Al-Anon and was a volunteer at the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Newark, DE.

Mrs. Baxter enjoyed birding, nature itself, gardening, and being with her family and friends. She was a long time Phillies and Flyers season ticket holder.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, David A. Baxter of Newark, DE and Scott A. Baxter of Columbus, OH; one brother, Dale Mull of Raleigh, NC and one sister, Carol Long of Northumberland, PA.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:00, Saturday afternoon, June 3, 2017, at the Crosslands Auditorium, 1660 West Street Road (Route 926), Kennett Square, PA. Burial will be private.

In memory of Dolores, a contribution may be made to the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, 170 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711.

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA. Online condolences may be made by visiting

Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research

170 Possum Hollow Road
Newark, DE 19711


Memorial Service

June 3, 2017 2:00 Crosslands Auditorium
1660 West Street Road (Route 926)
Kennett Square, PA.


  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We hope that your memories will bring smiles to your face each day going forward. Sue

    Sue and Don Mortifoglio | May 25, 2017 at 8:18 PM
  2. It saddens our hearts to hear of your loss and we wanted to send our heartfelt condolences. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and assign peace to you. Acts 24:15

    Mr. & Mrs. Wm Lewis | May 22, 2017 at 10:28 AM
  3. Both my Leslie and I agree that Dolores offered us many insights with her calm demeanor and positive attitude and comments. She will be sorely missed.

    Yours truly,

    Bob and Leslie Franz

    Bob Franz | May 21, 2017 at 9:59 PM
  4. Dear Dick,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy. Dolores was such a kind, gentle, loving woman. I will keep her in my heart and you and your family in my prayers.
    Mary Welch

    Mary Welch | May 20, 2017 at 9:47 PM
  5. Dolores was a quiet person, but when she spoke she soothed with honesty and never a judgment. Dolores was dainty in stature but always had a strong shoulder for a friend’s tears. She was a person who could be counted on implicitly. Also she always brought the most sought after dishes to our annual Christmas Party.

    Carol O'Neill | May 20, 2017 at 3:34 PM
  6. I knew Delores from my years in Al-anon. She graciously shared her experience, strength and hope with all of us in the fellowship. During some of my most difficult times, simply listening to her, gave me peace and hope. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dick and sons. You’ve lost a great lady. Fondly, Liz W.

    Liz Waters | May 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM
  7. Delores was a very kind and loving person, who will be missed very much by her family and friends. As her husbands cousin, I was there when they met on the farm, way back when I was still a child. She gave Dick a lifetime of understanding and happiness. May God bless her soul.

    Dudley Winter | May 19, 2017 at 8:45 AM
  8. Aunt Dolores was the most fun great aunt and I will never forget her spunk and witty manner.

    Autumn Dosch | May 18, 2017 at 12:06 AM
  9. My loving Aunt. So blessed to have known her all these years. She lived through many sorrows and tears and many many joys. I will miss her greatly.

    Sallie Simmons | May 17, 2017 at 9:15 PM

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