Saundra Saxton


Saundra K. Saxton, 71, of Defiance, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013, at the Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

She was born February 25, 1942, in Fostoria, Ohio, and was the daughter of John and Isla (Munn) Beeson.

Sandie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry Saxton; her son, Matt (Catherine) Saxton of Tucson, Ariz.; her daughter, Kathy (Jamie) Roach of Wickliffe, Ohio; her three grandchildren, Alexandra, Ian and Brendan; two sisters-in-law, Julie Beeson, Judy (Mike) Thomas, all of Fostoria; and a brother-in-law, Mike (Barb) Saxton of Defiance.

She was a 1960 graduate of Fostoria High School and moved to Defiance with Larry in 1967. Sandie was a teacher's aide at Anthony Wayne school, and for many years was the secretary in the guidance department at Defiance High School, retiring in 2002. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Red Hat Society. After her retirement, she and Larry traveled in their camper. Saundra enjoyed her flower garden, reading, music and theater, but most importantly spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 2-8 p.m. in the Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. David Brobston officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  • Larry & family,

    The Bill Weber family want to express our sincere sorrow for the lose of your wife and mother of your children. Will keep all of you in our prayers. May God Bless all of you.

    Bill & Deloris Weber

  • Larry,

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your entire family.Take consolation in the blessing of having 47 years of marriage together.

    Dan Rougton