Ellen M. Paxton

Ellen Marie Paxton, 83, formerly of Wabash, IN, and having relatives in Huntington County, IN, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at 7:15 p.m. at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, IN.

Mrs. Paxton retired from General Tire in Wabash, after 37 years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Wabash.

She was born Jan. 20, 1930, to Kenneth Leroy and Edna Victoria Overholt Bowser at Beaver Dam Lake. She married Harmon W. Paxton on Jan. 31, 1948. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1991.

She is survived by two sons, Jack (Yavonne) Paxton, of Wabash, and Larry (Joanna) Paxton, of Huntington; three daughters, Victoria E. (Mitchell) Campbell, of Wabash; Connie (Jerry) Enyeart, of Liberty Mills; and Phyllis Anne Paxton, of Andrews; a sister, Phyllis Hines, of California; nine grandchildren, Brian Campbell, Kevin Campbell, Scott (Jill) Lamar, Timothy Lamar, Sabrina (Matt) Laspina, Shawn Paxton, Stanley (Nicole) Enyeart, Lucas Clark and Emilie Garcia; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Monday, April 29, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash. A funeral service will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Phil Lake officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery in Palestine.

Preferred memorials are to Christ United Methodist Church, 477 N. Wabash St., Wabash, Indiana 46992.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.