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1950 Joleen 2020

Joleen Baxa

March 11, 1950 — December 3, 2020

Joleen K. Baxa was born on March 11, 1950, in Belleville, the daughter of Vernon & Melva (Kopsa) Havel. Joleen grew up in Cuba, and graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1968. Following high school, Joleen attended Emporia State University.

Joleen married Terence L. Baxa on November 6, 1975, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joleen was working for the National Guard in Topeka while she was dating Terry, and decided that the commute from Topeka to Cuba was too long, so Joleen relocated to Salina, and started her career with the US Postal Service. Joleen rose steadily through the ranks of the Postal Services, working in many locations, and retiring as a District Manager. Following her retirement, Terry and Joleen relocated to Belleville, and Joleen started working for Netflix, Central Division.

During her free time, Joleen enjoyed spending time with her many friends, gardening, cooking, and loving her four legged daughter, Lily Jo.

Joleen passed away peacefully on December 3, 2020, at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville, at the age of 70 years, 8 months and 22 days.

She was preceded in death by her father Vernon, step father Jack Parrack, and sister, Linda Allday.

She will be forever remembered by her husband of 45 years Terry, her mother Melva Parrack of Belleville, her sister Peggy Humpert and her husband Lyle of Tescott, Kansas, brother in law Barry Baxa and his wife Rita of Cuba, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Cremation services were chosen, with a Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, April 17th, 2021, at 1:30 pm, at the Cuba Presbyterian Church.

Friends may sign Joleen's book at the funeral home on Thursday, April 15th, from 9am - 5pm, and on Friday, April 16th, from 9am - 7pm. The family will be greeting friends Friday evening from 4pm - 6pm at the funeral home.

Memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville assisted Joleen’s family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com

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Service Schedule

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Friends May Sign Register Book

Thursday, April 15, 2021

9:00am - 5:00pm

Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home

1104 20th St, Belleville, KS 66935

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Friends May Sign Register Book

Friday, April 16, 2021

9:00am - 7:00pm

Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home

1104 20th St, Belleville, KS 66935

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Family Greeting Friends

Friday, April 16, 2021

4:00 - 6:00pm

Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home

1104 20th St, Belleville, KS 66935

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Starts at 1:30pm

Presbyterian Church of Cuba

218 Beach St, Cuba, KS 66940

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