Rachel Leola Buxton

February 26, 1933 ‒ March 03, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Rachel Leola Buxton, age 86 of Croton, OH, passed peacefully Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at home.

She was born on February 26, 1933 in Sunbury to the late Arthur B. and Ethel I. (Carnes) Murphy.  Rachel graduated from Sunbury High School in 1951. She married Thomas E. Buxton on March 16, 1952. Together they shared 58 wonderful years raising their family, making a home, tending to their farm, and traveling in one of their beloved campers. Rachel joined the Condit Presbyterian Church at age 16, and was active in many church groups, including the Choir, Friendly Club, Presbyterian Women, and also serving as an Elder.

Rachel is survived by her children Tina (Martin Miller) White, Centerburg, Perry (Mary) Buxton, Croton,  Rex (Joy) Buxton, Croton, and Edward (Linda) Callen, Newark; and eight grandchildren: Renee (Chris) Smith, Logan (Samantha) White, Kale (Audrey) White, Paula (Eric) Taylor, Natalie (Brandon) Cox, Perry N. Buxton, Jamie (Ginny) Harber, and Dakoda Buxton, as well as twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Tom, brother Lovett Murphy, and sister Velma (Murphy) McCall-Creech.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 6th from 9-11 a.m., at the Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Rd., Sunbury, where a Memorial Service will immediately follow with Rev. Annie Melick officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rachel’s memory may be made to the church. Condolences and special memories may be shared at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Buxton family.


  • I’m so sorry for your recent loss. My deepest condolences to your family. Death of a loved one is never easy to endure, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Continue looking to God and you will always find comfort in him (2 Cor 1:3,4). He will soon destroy the enemy of death (1 Cor 15:26), and He will soon return our loved ones to us through the resurrection (John 5:28,29). Please visit JW.org and search “When Someone You Love Dies”, it helped me through some difficult times and I hope you can find comfort in it also.

  • Tina, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I had the pleasure of meeting her on one of our day trips. She was such a lovely lady and really enjoyed the trips.
    I know you will really miss her.
    God Bless your family at this difficult time.

  • Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. The Murphy/Buxton family go back a long way with the Horn family, always genuine friends. May their reunion in heaven be joyous. My deepest sympathy.

  • Sorry to hear of Rachel’s passing. We were ’51 classmates for all 12 years of school at Sunbury and Big Walnut. We were very good friends. Could always count on seeing Rachel when I went to a Big Walnut class reunion. I remember her as a good friend, classmate and lovely person. She will be missed.
    Normand T. Townley, class of “51.