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Imogene "Jean" Caple Baxley, 73, a lifelong resident of the Sardis community, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 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 Bryant Schools from first through 12th grades 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 lifelong member of 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 and husband Steve of Kentucky and Amanda Alumbaugh and husband 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; a brother, Everett Caple and wife Orene of Sardis; a brother, Joel Caple and wife Betty of Sardis; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Sardis United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery in Sardis.
Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.
Memorials may be made to the Sardis United Methodist Church Building Fund, 10715 W Sardis Road, Bauxite, Ar 72011.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.