Margie Ruth (Trickett) Claxton

Margie Ruth (Trickett) Claxton, 59, of Bonner Springs, Kansas passed away on February 3rd, 2016.  Margie was born in Kansas City, Kansas on June 22, 1956.  She grew up in the Edwardsville area, and graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1974.  She married her high school sweetheart following graduation.  Margie worked in the insurance field, banking industry, and finally for the United States Post Office as a carrier.  She was a volunteer EMT in Bonner Springs for over 20 years and served on multiple committees throughout the community.  She was deeply religious and very active in her church, serving on the vestry, alter guild, and was a lay Eucharist minister.  She managed her own seasonal tax business for over 30 years.  She enjoyed serving her community, her church, and spoiling her grandchildren.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, George Trickett, Sr. and Bernice Trickett; and one brother, George Trickett, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, John Claxton; a daughter, Kelly Claxton; a son, Eric Claxton (Ashley Likely); grandchildren, Emma Van Brocklin and Austin Hedrick; brothers, John Trickett and Larry Trickett; and her beloved dog and faithful companion, Snickers.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 5th at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church (1501 Edwardsville Dr., Edwardsville, KS) from 5:00-8:00 PM, and Holy Eucharist service Saturday, February 6th at 11:00 AM, graveside burial following at Edwardsville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to St. Martin int he Fields Building Fund, P.O. Box 13012, Edwardsville, KS 66113 in memory of Margie Claxton.



  1. linda timmons schuck on February 4, 2016 at 3:02 pm


    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. You were married a long time, and have a beautiful family.

    Sometimes growing up is so hard!

    My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Linda Timmons Schuck

  2. Vickie Stinnett Frost on February 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    We give our sincerest condolences and our deepest sympathies to your whole family on the loss of Margie. She passed way too young with so many things yet to do. But I hope her family can hold dear and proud that in her life she accomplished so much, and her goodness touched so many lives.

  3. Russ Simmons on February 4, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    She was a sweet spirit. I always held her in the highest regard. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  4. Larry & Carol Courtney on February 5, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Both of you have done so much for the Bonner Springs area. Our prayers are with you.

  5. Kelsey and Janet Pietsch and Family on February 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    So sorry to hear about Margie passing away.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.We enjoyed being your neighbors so many years ago.

  6. Carolyn Deal on February 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    John- No amount of words can express my sorrow. She will be with you in heart and soul and start to prepare her forever home in heaven for her and the rest of your family. RIP Margie

  7. Darlene Armstrong on February 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Margie, I met you through being a neighbor of Ruth Ann’s parents. I enoyed your company many times at events for Ruth Ann’s family. John, Kelly and Eric my condolences at your loss of a wonderful wife, mother and lady. My prayers are with you all.

  8. Linda Day on February 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    My prayers for all of Margie’s family. She left so early but did so very much while she was here. Her heart is forever with John and her children. Peace to all of you.

  9. Elaine Scott Dinsmore on February 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    John, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

  10. Jeanie Henderson on February 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    John and family,I am sorry for your loss. WE did not know her well,tho were neighbors for 30 yrs.

  11. Mike and Amy Barnhart on February 7, 2016 at 7:27 am

    We are so sorry for the loss. We were never lucky enough to have met Margie personally, but feel like we have through our friends Kelly and Kristi. You are in our thoughts and prayer’s during this time. We love you all.

  12. Kimberley Dyster on February 8, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. To loose someone that is so close is very hard. Margie was a great person and a good friend. I have sent prayers for you and your family.

    I cannot say that time heals, but what it does do is helps you remember all the good times you and Margie had.

    God Bless

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