Betty “Jean” Buxton

March 17, 1945 ‒ May 18, 2016

Radnor, Ohio

Betty “Jean” Buxton, age 71 of Radnor went to join her Savior Jesus Wednesday morning, May 18, 2016 at Sarah Moore Home in Delaware.

She was born on March 17, 1945 in Tiffin to the late Ralph and Mary Jane (Eaton) Hess.  The consummate caregiver, she was an STNA at Sarah Moore Home and Grady Memorial Hospital. Touching the lives of many children she was mother to many more than her own and for a number of years operated a child daycare center out of her home.

While a student nurse, she met her future husband; David Buxton.  They were married in 1966 in Sycamore, Ohio and together shared 32 wonderful years raising a family and making a home. Sadly, he passed away in 1998.

Jean was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a former member of the Radnor Baptist Church.  In her younger, years she was a member of Spo Wheel Group, Rachel’s Circle, several garden clubs, and active with the Easter Seals.

With a passion for gardening, she was a Master Gardener and enjoyed canning the fruits of her labor. She also enjoyed sewing, reading, and cooking.  Determined and adventurous, Jean was never afraid to try something new.  With a purpose to be needed, she was a caregiver until the very end and will be remembered for her love of family and the countless lives she cared for and touched.

She is survived by her children: Gwendolen Jean (Bryan) Stanley of Owings, Maryland, Sarah Jean (Curt) Powell of Pickerington, Mary Jean (Eric) Darst of Cincinnati; grandchildren: Rebecca Jean, Hannah Jean, Lydia Jean, William Jacob, Nathaniel James Stanley, Jonathan Richard Powell, and Joshua Eric Darst; siblings: Nancy (Paul) Stansberry, Mary (Mike) Lou Beard, Janet (Rod) Aller; in-laws: William (Charlotte) Buxton, Murna (Ray) Roach.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware where services will be held 1:30 p.m. on Sunday  with Pastor Eric Sapp officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson Center Cemetery, Forest, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 23 N. Union St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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  • Dear Gwen and family,
    I am sad to hear about your mom’s passing. My heart and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God bless.

  • Gwen,
    I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Our prayers and heartfelt thoughts are with you and your families. May God grant comfort, peace and healing in this time of loss. In Christ’s name.

  • Gwen and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember Cheryl, you and myself getting our 1st born girls together (I think at your mom’s house)! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Annette (Stegner) Ebert

  • Nancy and Lou, So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. You and your families are in my prayers.
    Juanita and Ike.

  • Dear Sarah and family our thoughts are with you at this time of loss. May your fond memories help you.

    Love, Carol and Gary Vermilion

  • Mary and family,

    I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  • I was so very sorry to learn of your Mother’s death. She was such a wonderful lady. Your Dad and I worked together for many years. One of the great things to come from that, was a chance to know your mom. She was gifted in so many ways! I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Gwen, Sarah, and Mary,
    So sorry about your Mom. She was a nice gal. I can remember her sewing Annette’s dress for your wedding, Gwen, and being at her house. Lew and I saw your mom at the doctor’s office. She was in a wheelchair and had moved to live with one of you girls. She was hoping to get back home. You all will be our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Gwen, Sarah, and Mary,
    You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and our family was blessed to have known her. She babysat my daughter Eleni, and we called your mother Yiayia Jean (Grandma Jean). She was such a loving and caring person. Her energy, positive attitude, and her faith were so infectious. She truly invested herself in the children that she watched and became part of our family. We will miss her deeply and may you find comfort that she was truly loved by many. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May Her Memory be Eternal.

    The Velalis Family, Thanasi (Tom), Maria, Zahnee and Eleni

  • Mary and Eric….I am so sorry for your Mother’s passing. Your Mom was a very special lady that I loved at New Hope. I didn’t realize the connection, that I had met her. It was wonderful getting that connection back when you and family came to Church. I have another commitment today to help with Family Promise and won’t be able to make her Celebration of Life at 1:30. Your Mom will be greatly missed by many.

  • Mary and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, she was a wonderful woman. I have many wonderful memories with your mother growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

  • Buxton girls

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Julie Wilgus

  • Gwen, Sarah and Mary, thinking of you and your families each day still. I will always carry fond memories of your mom. And of course you know my dad does too. I didn’t know Jean was a Master Gardener and enjoyed canning; I do too. I’ve found comfort by remembering that those we love live on so long as they are in our hearts, inspiring us to be who we were meant to. I hope you have found your solace too, and wish you peace and comfort.