RANSOM- Erma A. Paxton age 81 of Ransom died Thursday afternoon (Oct. 16, 2014) at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Ransom United Methodist Church with Rev. Danira Parra, officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Monday at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator and from 9:45-10:45 AM Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Allen Township Cemetery, Ransom.
Mrs. Paxton was born Aug. 1, 1933 in Wellford, W. Virginia, the daughter of Parris and Florence (Pickering) Huffman. She married Forrest “Ray” Paxton Sr., Mar. 24, 1950 in Dunbar W. Virginia. He preceded her in death June 24, 2010.
Erma had been employed at Owens-Illinois Glass Co., Streator. She was an active member of Ransom United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She attended Poca W. Virginia grade schools and Poca High School.
She is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Michael) Keesee, Ransom, one son, Forrest “Ray” (Laura) Paxton Jr., Clinton, eight grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Elaine Thorn, one grandson, Joshua “Ray” Paxton , two sisters, Irene Daughety and Rosa Wright.
Pallbearers will be Dave Slusarski, Jerry Diss, Reid Nettlingham, Bill Wiess, Chad Burns and Mark Stull.
Memorials may be made to the Ransom United Methodist Church.