Monday, March 4th, 2013
Marion L . Claxton, 73, Celina, died at 5:03 a.m. March 2, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing home.
He was born Oct. 31, 1939, in Muncie, Ind., to Oscar and Maime Valentine Brummett, who are deceased. He was adopted at age 10 by Barney and Mary Claxton. On Sept. 18, 1961, he married Martha Sue Kittle, who lives in Celina.
Also surviving are his son, Joseph Claxton of Celina, and a sister, Margaret Carrier of Muncie, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John Burnett, James Brummett, Charles Vermillion and Robert Donald Brummett, and sisters, Dorothy Tyler and Elsie Leullellan.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958 and retired as a staff sergeant in 1999. He was a member of American Legion Post 210 and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713 of Celina.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, Rev. Kenneth G. Alt officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens Cemetery in Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. American Legion and VFW membership services are 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to I.C. Endowment.
Condolences may be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.