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Roller-Ballard Funeral Home

306 South Main Street, P.O. Box 2189, Benton, AR

Phone: 501-315-4047

Imogene "Jean" Caple Baxley

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Published: December 21, 2012

Imogene "Jean" Caple Baxley, 73, lifelong resident of the Sardis community, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 with her family by her side.

Born May 20,1939 to the late Elliott and Martha Jane Caple, Jean was the youngest of five children. She attended the Bryant Schools from 1st through 12th grade where she played Softball and was on the Senior High School Homecoming Court. Jean was a graduate of the Bryant High School Class of 1957. In July of 1957, Jean married the love of her life, Thomas. Together they raised her greatest accomplishments, two children, Debbie and Tommy. After raising her children, she spent her time working at Timex and Levi Strauss from which she retired. Jean was a life-long member of the Sardis United Methodist Church where she enjoyed many hours of love and fellowship with her friends and family. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and was recently awarded the UMW Service Pin. Jean was a fabulous cook and was known by many for her mashed potatoes and chocolate pie.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Frances McDorman. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas Allen Baxley, a daughter, Debbie Curtis and husband Carl of Louisville, Ky., a son, Tom Baxley and wife Kie of Benton, two granddaughters, Ashley Broaddus (Steve) of Kentucky and Amanda Alumbaugh (Eric) of Benton, two grandsons, Elliott "Bo" Baxley and Jesse Baxley both of Benton, three great granddaughters, Sadie of Kentucky, Claire and Carlie of Benton, a sister, Melba Beaty of Benton, brother Everett Caple and wife Orene of Sardis, brother Joel Caple and wife Betty of Sardis, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, December 21, from 5-7 p.m. at Roller Ballard Funeral Home in Benton. Services will be Saturday, December 22, at 10 a.m. at Sardis United Methodist Church with burial to follow at McPherson Cemetery in Sardis, Ark.

Memorials can be made to the Sardis United Methodist Church Building Fund, 10715 W Sardis Road, Bauxite, Ark. 72011. Online guestbook

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