Freda E. Thomas Paxson Barnes

First Posted: 1/25/2013


Freda E. Thomas Paxson Barnes, 96, of Phoenix, formerly of Lima, died Jan. 23, 2013.

She was born May 18, 1916, in Lima to Fred and Vera Ault Thomas, who preceded her in death. She married Edward Paxson, who died in 1962. On Feb. 9, 1968, she married Jonathon Barnes, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ellen (Virgil) Widby, of New Mexico, and Carol (Leonard) Jones, of Celina; a son, Thomas Paxson, of Phoenix; and 13 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Burcky; a great-grandson, Jared Herman; four sisters, Hazel Keller, Cecil Gordon, Doris McKiney and Mary Striff; and three brothers, Paul, Edwin and Vern Thomas.

Arrangements are by Greer-Wilson Chapel, Phoenix.

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