Ellen Paxton, 83

Ellen Marie Paxton, 83, formerly of Wabash, passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

She was born to the late Kenneth Leroy and Edna Victoria (Overholt) Bowser on Jan. 20, 1930 at Beaver Dam Lake. She married Harmon W. Paxton on Jan. 31, 1948, he passed away Jan. 10, 1991. She retired from General Tire of Wabash, after 37 years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Wabash.

She is survived by two sons, Jack (Yavonne) Paxton, Wabash, and Larry (Joanna) Paxton, Huntington; three daughters, Mrs. Mitchell (Victoria E.) Campbell, Wabash, Mrs. Jerry (Connie) Enyeart, Liberty Mills, and Phyllis Anne (Manny Garcia) Paxton, Andrews; sister, Phyllis Hines, California; nine grandchildren, Brian Campbell (Tonya Kulczyk), Kevin Campbell (Wendy Gese), Scott Lamar (Jill), Timothy Lamar, Sabrina Laspina (Matt), Shawn Paxton, Stanley Enyeart (Nicole), Lucas Clark, and Emilie Garcia; and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by grandchild, Sharea Paxton, brother, sister and stepsister.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, with Rev. Phil Lake officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery in Palestine, Indiana.

Preferred memorials are to Christ United Methodist Church, 477 North Wabash Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Apr 29