Imogene Laxson, 83, of Odessa, formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at New Haven Care Center in Odessa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at First Christian Church in Marshall, with Rev. Don Simmons officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be held in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Larry Halsey, Huey Pointer, John P. McGraw, Ronald Wayne Laxson, Fred Kennedy and George Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Kennedy, Ted Pointer, Ron Laxson, Don Laxson, Charles McGraw and Rick Whitlock. Memorials may be made to Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 17, 1924, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late A.D. Halsey and Laura Hall Halsey. On April 21, 1946, she married William O. "Bill" Laxson who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2005. She was a lifelong Missouri resident having lived in Marshall, Independence, Blue Springs, Warsaw and Odessa. She was a career person for the federal government in the Social Security Administration for 32 years. She was a member of First Christian Church and was an avid quilter.
Survivors include two sons, William J. "Joe" Laxson of Odessa and Charles B. "Charlie" Laxson of Odessa; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Kennedy of Sedalia; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, James L. Halsey, William Halsey, Lester "Tince" Halsey, Paul Halsey and Kenneth D. Halsey; and two sisters, Anna Belle McGraw and Francie Pointer.