Mary J. Paxton, 74, Crawfordsville, died Feb. 4, 2011, at her daughter's home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1936, in Brazil, the daughter of Clifford and Lillie Lucas Crabb.
She married Perry Paxton Feb. 19, 1956, in Brazil. He preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2007.
She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ and the Covered Bridge Home Ec Club in Parke County. She loved going to and entering baking at the county fairs.
She is survived by sons Ashley (Donna) Paxton, New Market, Allan (Sherri) Paxton, Rockville, Kevin (Kylie) Paxton, Cayuga, Ind., and Jason (Alisha) Paxton, Bloomingdale; daughters Cindy (Pud) Patton, Tangier, Ind., Becky (Howard) Ambrose, Ladoga, Ind., Georgia (John) Birchfield, Crawfordsville, and Sue (Wade) Frazee, Hillsboro; sister Gincie Cooksey, Brazil; 24 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, 107 N. Grant Ave., Crawfordsville, Ind., with Rev. Alan Goff officiating.
Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery North.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Tuesday.
Online condolences may be made to www.huntandson.com.