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Mary W McCormick Thaxton

Birth
Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Feb 2017 (aged 89)
Cross Lanes, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Cross Lanes, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 176334178 · View Source
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Mary was a daughter of the late Ernest Withrow and Leona Goff Withrow McCormick. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Dana Thaxton; sister, L. Louise Morris; and brother, Charles Rae Withrow. She was a graduate of Dunbar, WV High School, class of 1945. Mary always had a desire to become a teacher. She graduated from West Virginia State University, and later received her master’s degree from Marshall University Graduate College. She was a teacher with the Kanawha County Board of Education, mainly working at Arthur I Boreman Elementary School in Cross Lanes and Flinn Elementary School in Sissonville. Following retirement, she continued to substitute teach until two years ago. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and cross-stitching. She was also well known for her cooking skills. No one ever left her table hungry. She and her husband were members of Perrow Presbyterian Church in Cross Lanes, where Mary was very active as librarian. She was also on the board of directors of the Kanawha County Public Library, Cross Lanes branch, for many years. Community service was very important to Mary, she worked with the Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary, helping in various aspects of raising money to assist in the operation of the fire station. She was also a volunteer with the Cross Lanes food pantry. On June 13, 1947, she married the love of her life, Russell Thaxton who survives. They were married 69 years.



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  • Created by: David Gladwell
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176334178
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary W McCormick Thaxton (3 Jul 1927–12 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176334178, citing Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by David Gladwell (contributor 48396714) .