Alma Louise Buxton, 93, died Thursday (Oct. 4, 2012).
Mrs. Buxton was born July 6, 1919, in Delaware, Ohio to John and Stella Stair, and had lived in Marietta for the past 64 years, most recently at the Emeritus of Marietta, where she amused the staff and residents with her quick wit and stories from her past.
A life-long lover of the arts, Mrs. Buxton attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and received her degree in Music from The Ohio State University. She was a member of the Delta Omicron International Music Honorary Fraternity and Pi Lambda Theta, National Education Honorary Fraternity. Prior to her marriage, she was a clarinetist with the Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra and had been employed at the Headquarters of the Fifth Service Command, U.S. Army. She had also been a member of the Betsy Mills Club, the Arts Club of Marietta, and the Christ United Methodist Church. She and her husband enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe, often finding and visiting with distant relatives in Germany. She continued to paint and socialize with her friends well into the later years of her life.
Mrs. Buxton was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Grover Hoffman Buxton. She is survived by a daughter, Connie Drum (Vaughn), a son, Richard Buxton (Lori), six grandsons and seven great- grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.
According to her wishes, her body was donated The Ohio State University College of Medicine.