Debra Diana Paxcon

Fitzgerald Funeral Home

Debra Diana Paxcon

Debra Diana Paxson, 61, passed away on August 31, 2021, at the St. Anthony's Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. She was born on February 14, 1960, in Larned, Kansas the daughter of James and Mary (Brandt) Burdett.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Garden City, Kansas where she taught Sunday School, lead AB Girls, and was active in the Women's Circles. Debra was a preschool paraprofessional for 10 years before moving into retail sales. She was a 1978 graduate of Ness City High School, and she was also very active in 4-H as a member in Ness County and as an adult leader while her children were active in 4-H in Finney County. She married Duane Paxson on Saturday, July 30th, 1983, in Ness City. They were later divorced.

Debra is survived by her son, Matthew Paxson and her daughter, Valerie Terrazas and her husband, Manuel, all of Garden City; her brothers, Everett Burdett of Salina and Dr. Michael Burdett and his wife, Lisa, of Larned; one sister, Deidra Suchsland and her husband, Mike, of Agra; eight nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mary Burdett.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Ness City, Kansas. Burial in the Ness City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m...

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church, Garden City or the 4-H clubs of Ness or Finney County.

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Posted online on September 06, 2021