Betty “Jean” Buxton
March 17, 1945 ‒ May 18, 2016
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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