Dessie M. Paxton

Dessie M. Paxton, 96, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 2:05 p.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Huntington.

Mrs. Paxton was a homemaker and a member of VFW Post 2689, The Huntington County Senior Band and Andrews First Christian Church.

She was born on Oct. 22, 1916, in Huntington to Layman and Esther Shively Crago. She married Foster A. Lassiter on Nov. 9, 1935, in Peru. He preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1957. She married James Paxton in April 1963. He preceded her in death in November 1982.

Survivors include a son, Don L. (Judy) Lassiter, of Huntertown; a daughter, Donna Fox, of Roanoke; two brothers, Charles William Crago, of Huntington, and James (Fondra) Crago of Markle; a sister, Carolyn Sue Jones, of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

Calling is Monday, July 22, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Randall Webb officiating. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery, Huntington County.