Barbara J. Paxton, 76

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Barbara Joyce Paxton, 76, of Minerva, passed away at her home Wednesday, April 13, 2022. 

Born July 5, 1945, in Cleveland, she was a daughter to Alton and Mona (Blow) Spafford.

Barbara loved working with children. She worked as an aide for Minerva Local School District and was a member of the Classified Union. She was involved with Minerva Women’s Club and served on the Minerva Public Library Board of Trustees. Barbara enjoyed doing needlepoint, reading, gardening and was an animal lover.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 58 years, Richard Paxton of Minerva; one daughter, Marcia (Roy) Johnson of Carrollton; three grandchildren, Amanda Hughes, Lindsay Moore and Scott (Erin) Boyce, all of Minerva; four great-grandchildren, Rylee, Skylar, Linlee and Londyn; and one brother, Robert (Gloria) Spafford of Richmond, KY.

Funeral services were held April 16 at Bartley Funeral Home, Minerva, with Rev. David Anderson of Paradise United Church of Christ officiating. 

Friends may express condolences at www.

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