Marcella Paxton

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Marcella Paxton
CALDWELL, OH - Marcella Paxton age 95, of Caldwell passed away Friday June 26, 2015 at her residence. She was born June 14, 1920 in Fulda, OH a daughter of the late Ignatz and Barbara Gerst Fox.
Marcella graduated from St. Ursuline Academy in Caldwell, OH in 1938. Marcella was a beloved member of St. Stephen Catholic Church where she was very active throughout her life. She was known for her unwavering faith, inspiring her family and those close to her with a deep sense of devotion and love of God. All who knew Marcella felt blessed by her presence. She always had a pleasant smile and kind words for everyone. Marcella set a strong example of unconditional love for her children, and together with Bob, laid the foundation for a very close and loving family.
Marcella lived life to the fullest. She was a devoted wife, a caring mother, a fun grandmother, and a great friend to many. Her quick wit and fun-loving spirit were appreciated by all. She had many hobbies and loved playing games. She was a competitive Scrabble and Bridge Player, a great seamstress, a good cook, and a wonderful homemaker. She loved fishing, gardening, golf, and music. She appreciated life's simple pleasures and possessed a zest for life that was contagious.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Attorney Robert "Bob" C. Paxton, whom she married May 16, 1944, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulda and who was a practicing attorney in Caldwell until his death on June 6, 1999; one granddaughter Loren Jordan; three sisters Florentine Schell, Irene Fox, and Rita Cua; two brothers Claude Fox and Fred Fox.
Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters Ann (Richard) Owen of Aiken, SC, Joan M. (Alan) Kiene of Medina, OH four sons; Robert C. Paxton II of Columbus, Daniel C. (Sandra) Paxton of Barrington, IL, John F. (Lisa) Paxton of Franklin TN, and Joseph M. Paxton of Columbus; twelve grandchildren Douglas (Rebecca) Brown, Brett (Leslie) Paxton, Jennifer (Ben) Paxton Smith, Danny Paxton Jr., Melissa (Kirk) Paxton Morris, Jessica (Ryan) Paxton Young, Dale (Alexandra) Paxton, Bryan Paxton, Sean (Braann) Paxton, Christopher Paxton, Alex (Katie) Kiene and Katherine (Charlie) Kiene Craig; grandson-in-law Tom Jordan; twenty-five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous family and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday, June 29, 2015 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, with a vigil service at 7:30 pm at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1036 Belford Street, Caldwell, with Rev. Father Wayne Morris serving as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fulda, OH.
The Paxton family would like to extend their gratitude to Joyce Foreman, Marcella's dear friend, dedicated caregivers Asha Ahmed and Monica Freeman, and the wonderful people at the Hospice of Guernsey Inc.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Hospice of Guernsey Inc., PO Box #1165, Cambridge, OH 43725. To send flowers or offer words of comfort to the family please call our caring staff at (740) 732-1311.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on June 28, 2015