Daxton Robert Ankney silently entered this world on June 7, 2019, at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.

Daxton is survived by his parents, Cassandra D. Rocha and Allen M. Ankney, and his two brothers, Drake and Braydon Ankney, all of Defiance, Ohio. His loss also will be felt by his grandparents, Angie and Kris Casey and Paula Ankney, all of Defiance, Ohio; his great-grandparents, Ron and Diane Emerling of Defiance, Ohio; his great-great-grandmother, Joann Deitrick of Defiance; many aunts, uncles and cousins, beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dennis Ankney; great-great-grandfather, Robert Deitrick; great-great-great-grandparents, Daniel Sr. and Marie Hostettler.

A private graveside service was held Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio, with Pastor Boyd Shuggert officiating.

The family wishes to offer a special “Thank You” to all the doctors, nurses, and staff of ProMedica who cared for Cassie and Daxton, as well as to Sufficient Grace Ministries for its compassion.

Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Diabetes Foundation. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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