Claudette Baxter

Claudette I. Baxter (Schuerr)

Monday, October 14th, 1935 - Sunday, May 24th, 2020
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Claudette I. Baxter “Mrs. B” of Worth, Illinois, died at Palos Community Hospital on May 24, 2020. She was born on October 14, 1935 to the late Stewart and Loretta (Felizak) Schuerr.

“It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away. Everyone told me it would happen one day, but that’s simply not something I wanted to hear, much less experience.” “No buildings named after me; no monuments erected in my honor. But I did love my family and friends with all my heart.” She loved every genre of music and enjoyed dancing and singing. She loved dogs and horses and flowers and chocolate – Snickers and Milkway’s to be specific. She definitely had a sweet tooth and you could usually persuade her with the promise of candy. Unbeknownst to many, she was also a gifted artist. She had the ability to draw just about anything she saw and she could turn a person’s name into a piece of personalized art. She had a great sense of humor and a quick wit, especially when she was with her brother Roy - her straight man and comedic partner. Growing up during the Great Depression taught her to not be wasteful, appreciate everything and value even the smallest things; and that she did – she kept everything! “Because it’s a sin to throw things away!” “You never know when you or someone else might need it!” Too bad she didn’t have the forethought to save the toilet paper and paper towel that was on the box full of cardboard rolls she saved. But in her defense, who knew! I can hear her now, “See, I told you so!” It's been quite the journey. I will always remember your strength, tenacity and the graceful way you lived your last chapter.

Claudette is preceded in death by her parents Stewart and Loretta Schuerr and her brother and sister-in-law Stewart and Nancy Schuerr. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Roy and Jeanette Schuerr, daughters: Laura (Jesse) Villanueva, Margaret (Dean) Roberts and Claudia (John) Lord, grandchildren: Christopher (Jessica) Altman, Samantha Schaft, Patrick (Emily) Lord and Jessica (Will Cotton) Lord; great grandson: Jaxson Partida; many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Due to the Covid-19 virus, services and burial will be private with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to be held at a future date. Please note her change of address to her new place of residence, Chapel Hill Gardens South,11333 S. Central Avenue – Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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June Newton

Posted at 10:24am
May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. June (Baxter) Newton

Laura Lord (Laurie)

Posted at 08:29pm
Mrs. B, I have so many fond memories of you while I was growing up. Coming over to your house on Kilpatrick and then your apartment on Archer Ave!! The stories you told, you dancing and singing!! Those were great times that I wish we could go back to!! I will forever cherish the times we spent together with love!! You were a big part of my youth and I will always cherish the memories!! I love you Mrs. B and will miss you always! Rest easy now!! ❤❤

Darlene Lord

Posted at 10:52am
Oh Mrs. B, what can I say? Remember working together at Executive House? Answering phones, what a job! Sometimes when we were on the same shift, you would pick me up as I didn't drive then. We did have some fun there. Remember Mel and Pat? The parties they would have and then we would chill in a room till we had to work? Fun times!
How about when I would pick you up and we would go have something to eat and get you a dessert? You liked your sweets. You also liked going for rides with me in my car. We would just drive around and talk. The stories you could tell. I loved talking with you. We always had a good time! I'm going to miss you Mrs. B, you were a big part of my life. I thank you for allowing me in yours.
Love Dar

Dee Lazarus

Posted at 03:35pm
My condolences to Mrs. B’s family.
Deeply sad to hear of her passing. I have many fond memories of her to cherish.

Dee Lazarus

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