The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

December 23, 2013

Sandra R. Strong

Star Beacon

PAINESVILLE — Sandra R. (Baxter) Strong, age 55, of S. St. Claire St., Painesville, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 19, 2013, at  Tri- Pointe Medical Center in Concord Township.

She was born Oct. 1, 1958, in Painesville, the daughter of Raymond L. and Martha (Dudash) Baxter and had been an area resident all of her life. 

She was a self employed construction worker. Sandra believed strongly in her native heritage, her family was the most important thing to her, enjoying family gatherings and activities such as camping, fishing, hunting and she enjoyed cooking.

Survivors include three daughters, Crystal A. (Jason) Nelson of Fairport Harbor, Christina K. Baxter and Jessica M. (Walter) Pierce, both of Painesville; 12 grandchildren; her mother, Katherine Baxter of Geneva-on-the-Lake; three brothers, Raymond “Butch” Baxter of Jefferson, Kevin Baxter of Geneva and Jeff Baxter of Geneva-on-the-Lake; three sisters, Helen “Kay” Baxter of Fairport Harbor, Carol Baxter of Perry and Pamela (Walker) Omesis of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Delores “Snooks” Lawson, Jodee (Baxter) Kosch and Barbara Reed.

A Memorial Gathering will be held from 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 28th, at Jackie’s Sports Bar & Grill, 569 S. State St., Painesville.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in care of Jessica Pierce, 516 S. St. Claire St., Painesville, Ohio 44077 or to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Valley View, Ohio 44125. The Jefferson Home of FLEMING & BILLMAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson is handling arrangements.

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