Gary Ayers Claxton

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Gary Ayers Claxton, 74, of Kansas City, KS passed away on August 5, 2019. Private family services will be held in Iowa.

Gary was born in 1944 to Herbert and Mazel Claxton. He went to Shawnee Mission North and after graduation went on to the University of Kansas. At KU he was a member of the Fabulous Flippers. In 1987 Gary married Janet Stone. In 1997 they moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas where they lived for many years. In 2015 after his mother’s passing Gary and Janet moved to his childhood home in Roeland Park. Over the years Gary worked as a journalist and in the insurance business. He absolutely loved learning and working on computers. Gary never gave up on his music and enjoyed playing different venues over the years.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mazel Claxton; and stepson, John Marasco. He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons, Gary Christopher and Benjamin Claxton; stepson, Jamie Marasco; grandson, Justin Claxton; stepgranddaughter, Alexia Marasco; stepgrandson, Jacob Marasco; and many more family and friends. Gary was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.