Thelma Claxon

December 5, 1928 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 91)


Thelma Claxon

1928 – 2020


Thelma Marie Claxon 91 of Greenup KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at South Shore Nursing and Rehab.

She was born in Greenup County Kentucky a daughter of the late Willard & Hazel Burns Riffe.

She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.

She was preceded in death along with her parents by her husband of 64 years, Elmer C. Claxon in 2011; a daughter, Patricia “Trish” Gullett and six brothers, Willard Jr, Gene, Elwood, Talmadge, Glen and Elmer Riffe.

She is survived by two sons, Charles (Brenda) Claxon of Grayson and James (Bessie) Claxon of Wurtland; three daughters, Debbie (Maurice) VanBibber of South Shore, Linda (Steve) Hunt of South Shore and Margaret (Richard) Smallwood of Greenup; a son in law, Bill Gullett of Greenup; grandchildren, Melissa (Kevin) Burks, Steven Hunt, Laura Claxon, Darren (Cayce) Hayden, Deric (Courtney) Hayden, Brian Gullett, Jason (Emily) VanBibber and Donavon (Sami) Hayden; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Jacob; two sister in laws, Jo Ann Riffe and Patty Riffe; her caregiver, Maranda McCalvin along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Graveside funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Kiser McGinnis Cemetery in Carter County by Brother Ken Martin.

There is no public viewing.         

Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
November 21, 2020

1:00 PM
Kiser McGinnis Cemetery, Carter County

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