Published on www.johnsoncitypress.com November 23rd, 2013 9:02 pm
Mrs. Virginia Buxton, age 94, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Four Oaks Health Care Center. Mrs. Buxton was born August 1, 1919, in Minnesota, daughter of the late William Herman & Martha Milbrett Hillway. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Robert Edward Buxton; and two brothers, Tyrus Hillway and Bayard Hillway Mrs. Buxton grew up in Minneapolis, and Sheridan, Oregon, and attended Oregon State University, where she met her husband. From 1959 to 1967, the Buxton family lived in Johnson City, where Mrs. Buxton worked for WETB radio and owned The Stitching Post knit shop for several years. After living in the Buffalo, New York, area for more than a decade, Mr. and Mrs. Buxton retired to Jonesborough, where Mrs. Buxton lived for the past thirty years.
Mrs. Buxton was a published author; among her works were “Roseville Pottery for Love or Money” and “Knitting Know-How,” and she was a contributor to “History of Washington County Tennessee,” along with articles in many other publications. She was also an Architect, designing homes for builders in Ventura, California.
Mrs. Buxton attended Jonesborough Presbyterian Church and was a past member of the Schubert Club and the Monday Club. Survivors include three sons, Tye Buxton, Jonesborough, Brian Buxton, Atlanta, GA, and Tim Buxton, New Hampshire; brother, Charles Hillway, Los Angeles, California; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at the Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Allen Huff officiating. Pallbearers were family & friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church or charitable organization of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the Buxton family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough.