Sheila Lea (Canada) Paxton

Born: Sat., Jan. 18, 1947
Died: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 06, 2019
Location: Winchester Nazarene Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Aug. 06, 2019
Location: Winchester Nazarene Church

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Sheila Lea (Canada) Paxton, 72, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the Reid Hospital in Richmond.  She was born on January 18, 1947, in Winchester, to Leander A. and Bernice Emamaline (Moore) Canada.

Sheila was a 1965 graduate of Plainfield High School and attended Joliet Junior College and Ball State University earning her teacher degree.  She was a substitute teacher, worked at the Reeve’s Café and the Cove, and was a homemaker.  Sheila was a member of the Winchester First Church of the Nazarene.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, and enjoyed visiting historical sites.

Sheila is survived by her husband Joe Paxton of Winchester; daughter, Emma K. Paxton of Parker City, IN; a grandson, Quentin Courtney of Parker City, IN; siblings, Gretchen (Stanley) Hendrickson of Winchester and Robin Hufnagle of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews. 

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Kevin Joe Paxton; a sister, Carole Sue Mills; and two brothers-in-law, Joe Mills and Jack Hufnagle.

A service to celebrate Sheila’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the Winchester First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Danny Hines officiating.  Burial will follow at Spartanburg Cemetery. 

Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Nazarene Church.  Memorial contributions can be made to the family, c/o Walker Funeral Home, 248 E. South Street, Winchester, IN 47394, to assist with funeral services.

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Dixie Edwards
   Posted Sun August 04, 2019
Hello Gretchen,
I just saw in today's paper that you lost your little sister. I extend to you my sympathy. Trusting you are comforted and able to comfort all of her family. I had remembered that you lost Carole also. Life is short at its longest and then 'the better, eternal' life. Cause for rejoicing.
Psalm 46:10
Your 'old' friend,

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