Marilyn J. Paxton, 73, St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care.

She was born June 28, 1946.

Marilyn married Mannuel Paxton, in Dec. 1963; he preceded her in death, on June 8, 2006.

She was a past president of American Legion Auxiliary, Post 287 and a member of First Baptist Church, in Savannah, Missouri.

She was also preceded in death by: her parents, James and Bessie (Giffin) Curnutt; brothers, Col. John R. Curnutt, USMC, and Walter Preston Curnutt.

Survivors include: sisters, Martha Louise Ferguson and Barbara Ann Frankum (Dale); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Farewell Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will gather with friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to: First Baptist Church in Savannah.

Online guest book and obituary at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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