Garney Hixon

April 11, 1941 - May 12, 2020

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Garney Fay Hixon, 79, of Urbana, Ohio, passed away in her daughter's residence on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Garney was born April 11, 1941 in Crockett Kentucky, the daughter of the late Clint & Ruby Keeton. She was born the sister to six brothers. She married the love of her life Wilbur Ray Hixon on August 1, 1959 in Fairborn, Ohio. They were residents of Mutual, Ohio for more than 33 years. In the past she was employed by Botkin's Flowers, baby-sitter to many and as a home health nursing assistant. She will be remembered as a kind, caring and loving mother and grandmother.

Garney is survived by her daughters & sons-in-laws, Carolyn (Kevin) Earles, Brenda (Howard Pidcock) Hixon, Melissa (Jeffrey) Lallo and Mary Beth (Mike) Botkins; brothers, John (Freda) Keeton & Ovie Keeton; grandchildren, Jacob, Mara, Joseph, Christopher, Aaron and Samuele Lallo, Holly Huxley Pierce, John (Sarah) Huxley, Evan and Nick Jones, Luke and Ty Botkins; great grandchildren Allison (Michael) Clem, Andrew and Abigail Cole and Cadence Huxley. Along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband who passed away September 16, 1992; brothers, Mont Ball, Noble Keeton, Goble Keeton and Lowell Keeton; special friend Bonnie Snyder.

A special thanks to her care givers, Cris Ramsey, Chandra Grudt and Sheri Boystel.

Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office.

A private memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 19,2020 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, Ohio, with the Reverends, Gary Ball & Ken Keeton officiating.
Live Stream will be available on the Vernon Funeral Home Facebook page at 12:45 PM.

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mutual.

A procession will form prior to the graveside service for those wishing to show support. You may join the procession to the cemetery, however, due to the guidelines set forth by the Governor you must remain in your cars. Lineup will begin at 1:00 pm at Freshwater McDonald & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, 57 W. Maple St, North Lewisburg, Ohio.

In the future, a celebration of life service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Hospice, 107 N Main St, Urbana, OH 43078 or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Kathy Hutchinson - May 19, 2020
Carolyn, Brenda, Missy and Mary Beth my deepest sympathy to you all. She was a very special person in all our lives. Garney will be greatly missed. Love you all.Your Cousin
Chandra Grudt - May 19, 2020
Garney will be so deeply missed. I loved getting to know her sweet, kind heart over these last few years. She was truly a blessing to me and I cannot express how much my time with her meant to me. It was an honor to help care for her. She was always so loving and welcoming. She appreciated the simple things in life....and spent much of her time sharing stories about her wonderful family...always with smiles and laughter. I miss her terribly, but am so thankful she is finally free of her pain. She was so strong and gave the best little hugs. She was always more worried about me than herself. She filled my heart with so much love and I will always keep her close in my heart. Praying for the family and sending my love.
Cris Ramsey - May 15, 2020
Being one of Garneys care givers, I want you to know, it was such a joy to sit and be there for her. I know I lifted her spirits as much as she lifted mine. I will remember our many talks that we had and every time I see a package of Pecan Sandies Shortbread cookies, I will remember her b/c she loved those cookies. She's sadly missed but knowing I'll see her again one day, makes it much easier. Our prayers are with you all, Cris Ramsey and family
Shelly - May 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I thought a lot of Garney. she was always so sweet and friendly.
Oma K Patrick - May 14, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for the family of Garney. She and I both were born in 1941. Our fathers were brothers, and she was next thing to a sister to me. She will be terribly missed. Rest in Peace, Garney.
Marianne Propst - May 14, 2020
Deepest sympathies and prayers to the family!

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