Barbara E. ‘Billie’ Paxton, 87, Osage City: Nov. 9, 1933 – July 28, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Barbara E. ‘Billie’ Paxton, 87, Osage City: Nov. 9, 1933 – July 28, 2021

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Barbara E. “Billie” Paxton, 87 of Osage City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at her home. Billie was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Williamsburg, Kan.

She moved to Burlingame, Kan., at an early age. She married Paul L. Paxton, Jan. 27, 1951.

She had worked for Osage Products, a division of Hallmark Cards in Osage City, from 1967 until she retired in 1990. After retirement she owned and operated Billie’s Country Place, in Osage City, for a number of years. She and Paul enjoyed making wood crafts and traveled to craft shows. Billie loved to travel and would often take extensive vacations – one time visiting all five provinces of Canada. One of their favorite spots to visit was Arizona.

Billie is survived by four children, Debbie Hardin, Topeka, Kan., Danny Paxton, Osage City, Deanne Montgomery and husband, Robert, Leavenworth, Kan., and Dana Christian and husband, Rick, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Paxton in 2005; her parents, Art and Nadine Williamson; son-in-law, Dick Hardin; and grandchild, Kelsey Montgomery.

Services will be 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at the Community Covenant Church, 334 N. Topeka Ave., Osage City, with burial to follow in Osage City Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. Condolences can be expressed at


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