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 Wilma Jean <I>Paxton</I> Edwards

Wilma Jean Paxton Edwards

Birth
Hancock County, Indiana, USA
Death 4 Jun 2013 (aged 87)
Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison County, Indiana, USA
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Memorial ID 111813852 · View Source
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Wilma Jean Edwards
October 9, 1925 - June 4, 2013

GREENFIELD – Wilma "Jean" (Paxton-Elliott) Edwards, age 87, of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Hancock Regional Hospice in Greenfield. Born on October 9, 1925 in Hancock County, she was the daughter of Paul and Ruth (Beaver) Paxton. Jean graduated from McCordsville High School. She married Charles K. Elliott on May 15, 1943. He lost his life in December 1944 at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. She then married Robert G. Edwards on December 8, 1946 and they enjoyed 64 years of farm life together. Robert preceded her in death in 2010.

Mrs. Edwards worked as a unit secretary at Hancock Regional Hospital for 20 years. She was a member of Dizzy Dozen Bunco Club and a charter member of the Common Threads Quilting Guild. Jean won many quilting awards and honors. She was also a member of Mohawk United Methodist Church. Jean enjoyed her family, flowers, and quilting.

Survivors include her children, Diana (Dennis) Shock, Gary (Patty) Edwards, Bertie (Paul) Lappe, and Rick (Susan) Edwards; brothers, Raymond Paxton and William Paxton; sisters, Donna Mattox and Nila Jeffries; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 7, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m., also at the mortuary. Reverend Dennis Shock and Reverend Charles Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation's Hospice Fund, 801 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.


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  • Created by: genealogyfever
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111813852
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wilma Jean Paxton Edwards (9 Oct 1925–4 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111813852, citing Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by genealogyfever (contributor 46554566) .