Kevin & Deb (Axsom) Dailey
Debra Lynn Axsom was born December 8 1964, the oldest child of Bernard and Janet (Brown)
Axsom. She lived on the Axsom family farm off Route A near Trenton, MO until her great-
grandmother Daisy (Boyd) Axsom sold the farm and her parents rented a farm near Modena, MO.
when Deb was in first grade. In 1974 they bought a farm near Spickard, MO where Deb lived
until her marriage to Kevin Dailey September 28, 1983.
Deb and Kevin started their married life in an apartment in Chillicothe, Mo where Kevin attended
the vo-tech school. Kevin has worked in factories, on farms, for a tractor dealership, in a feed mill,
as a discount store manager, and now at the Hy-Vee Warehouse in Chariton, Ia loading trucks.
Deb has worked in fast food, daycare, long term nursing care, and has been at Premium
Standard Farms since 1995.
Deb and Kevin moved frequently due to Kevin's employment. In 1995 they moved to Mercer, Mo
where they currently live. Their three children are fourth generation students at North Mercer
R-III, where oldest daughter Koren Marie, born October 8 1985 at Leon,IA, was
valedictorian of her 2004 graduating class. Koren is a sophomore at Missouri Western State
University, St. Joe, MO. Karl Joseph was born March 9 1992 at Fairfax, MO. Katie Scarlett
was born November 2 1998 at Corydon,IA.
Kevin has been a volunteer firefighter, on the Park Board, and the Citizen's Committee for
Compensation for Elected Officials.
Deb has been a soccer coach, Band Booster, Athletic Booster, and assistant Girl Scout leader.
written by Deb Axsom Dailey, for grundy county missouri history book jan 2006