Carol Kay Paxson

  • Died: June 27, 2019
  • Location: North Manchester, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

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Carol Kay Paxson, 80, passed away peacefully at the Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester, IN. She was born in North Manchester to the late Warren M. and Eloise (Peabody) Grossnickle. Carol graduated from Chester High School and earned her nursing diploma from Lutheran Hospital. Carol married James L Paxson July 27, 1963 in North Manchester, IN. She was a RN Surgical Nurse and worked at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne for 38 years, retiring in 2003. Carol was on the Heart Transplant team and assisted with the first heart transplant in Fort Wayne. She was an avid bowler and was on many leagues. Carol also enjoyed mushroom hunting, camping and playing cards, listening to classical music and greatly enjoyed an awesome ear of corn. She loved animals, especially cats and penguins she helped her husband raise Bulldogs in her spare time. Her true passion was spending time with her siblings and their families. Carol is survived by her son, Michael A. Paxson, of Fort Wayne and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband James L Paxson, brothers Blaine E Grossnickle, Roger L. Grossnickle and sisters, Deane A. Kline and Glorea A. Bell. Memorial service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, July 13, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with calling one hour prior. Private burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse of Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mike - Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Prayers are with you at this time. The Wyatt family.

Posted by Shari Wyatt - Fort Wayne, IN - friend   July 14, 2019

Prayers to the nieces and nephews. I was not able to attend the service today. Carol was a wonderful lady and great neighbor. I hope she is at peace.

Posted by Brian Burton - Fort Wayne, IN   July 13, 2019

to The Bell girls and family. We had such a wonderful time with Carole over the years. She was such a pleasant person to be around. We have many fond memories when she camped at Jellystone. Over the thirty plus years that we knew her she was caring and very understanding. One instant the we recall was when my Carole had knee surgery and Carol was there, my wife had convulsions and Carol knew right a way that she was having a reaction to the meds and called the nurses. You will surely miss a Wonderful Aunt and friend as well as us. So sorry that we could not be there for her memorial service be cause of a prior commitment. You are all in our prayers. Richard and Carole De Leon

Posted by Richard and Carole De Leon - Fort W, IN   July 12, 2019

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