|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 2012|
Florence M. Axne, 88, of Peoria, formerly of Coal Valley, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Heritage Health, Chillicothe, Ill.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Coal Valley. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church or to Ambulance Rescue 33 in Chillicothe. Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, is assisting the family.
The former Florence Mary Easley was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Ames, Iowa, the daughter of Warren Davis and Claire L. Coffin Easley. She married Glenn O. Axne on Aug. 4, 1945, in Gilmore, Iowa. He died April 7, 2003.
Florence graduated from Bradgate High School in 1943. She then worked for Dr. Giddens, who was instrumental in her obtaining her LPN license. She also wrote articles for the Humboldt newspaper. She worked in the payroll department at Bendix Corporation in Davenport. She also worked at the Mercy and Osteopathic Hospitals in Davenport, and for Dr. Campbell.
She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Coal Valley, where she was involved in Mary Martha League, taught Sunday school and Bible school, did volunteer work, and served as a secretary. She and her husband, Glenn, both had a deep religious devotion to their church and church community. She was also active in 4-H for 12 years.
She enjoyed in her leisure time crocheting and gardening. She loved being with family and all of her grandkids.
Florence is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Dorinda Axne, Peoria; a daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Dale Bender, Atlanta, Ill.; grandchildren, John and Cindy Axne, West Des Moines, Iowa, Joseph and Julie Axne, Aurora, Colo., Eric Bender, Atlanta, Beth Mullican, Hopkinsville, Ky., and Robyn and Tim White, Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Josette, Jordan, Gunnar and Rafe Axne, Nicole Bender, Cody, Egli and Dylan Bender; and two great-great-grandchildren, Jazmyn Fitz and Hunter Peterson. She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Walter Easley.
(Rock Island Argus)
Glenn O Axne (1922 - 2003)
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island County
Plot: Z - 1116
Created by: Paul Mack
Record added: Feb 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85266618