Memorial for Sue Jane Gibson Buxton ’59
DECATUR -- Sue Jane Buxton, 82 of Decatur, IL, passed away peacefully February 21, 2019 at Decatur Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Sue was born February 2, 1937 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Walter and Carrie (Woodside) Gibson. She married William Buxton, July 8, 1961 and he preceded her in death.
She was educated in Decatur Public Schools, including Dennis Elementary and Decatur High. She obtained a BS degree from Millikin University and later a Master’s in Education degree from Millikin. She taught Home Economics for the Cowden-Herrick School District. Sue and her husband moved to Harristown, IL and taught second and third grades for the Niantic-Harristown School District for the next 31 years. After her retirement from teaching, Sue volunteered at Rock Springs Center.
Sue was also preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by some cousins and a large number of well-loved former students.
Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home. Inurnment will take place at Harristown Cemetery.
Condolences may be left in memory of Sue at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.