Subject: obit Johnnie Turner Axsom
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 08:09:31 -0600
original obit clipping loaned to deb (axsom) dailey by freeda (axsom) haggard of redding, ca. handwritten date of 1953. typed exactly as written.
Johnnie Turner Axsom passed away at his home north of Trenton, Missouri, Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 p.m. He had been in poor health about eight years and in the hospital many times during the last three years, but he bore his suffering with a smile so patient and kind it was a pleasure to visit with him and to see how kind he was with his loved ones and enjoyed having company so much. Words cannot tell how much he suffered.
He looked after interests at the farm this spring up until a few days before his death. All was done that loving hands and medical care could do by his loved ones, doctors, nurses. But God saw best to call him away.
Johnnie was born in Bloomington, Indiana, January 27, 1884, and in 1890 his parents came to Missouri and bought a farm near Cainsville, Mo. where he grew to manhood. HE met Daisy Boyd and they were married April 29 1908 at Princeton, Mo. To this union five children were born. They were Nona May, who preceded her daddy in death in 1931; Mrs. Anna E. Rilling, of San Diego, California; Captain Marvin L. Axson of Chula Vista, California; Mrs. Noma Viola Avril, of Dulzara, California; and Alfred E. Axsom, of Trenton, Mo.
There are nine grandchildren. He lived most of his life near Cainsville on the farm with the exception of fourteen years where he and his family moved to Lebanon of South Dakota and two years in California.
His father, mother, and two brothers preceded him in death. He has one sister, Mrs. Etta Hughes, of Pleasanton, and one brother, William Axsom of Cainsville, Mo; two daughters-in-law and one son-in-law.
Funeral was in charge of Slater Funeral Home of Trenton,Mo. and was held at Tindal Christian church. Services were conducted by Reverand J.E. Todd of Trenton, Mo.
Johnnie put his faith in God when he joined church in 1914, and lived a faithful member until his passing away. He was a kind and loving husband, father, neighbor, and friend to all.
He was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Tindall, Missouri.
"Home is so different since daddy's not there,
Angeles have called him away from our care
So vacant his room, so empty his chair,
He had gone to that home so peaceful and fair.
"Sleep daddy sleep; thy worries are o'er;
Sweet by your rest long needed before.
We have all loved you but God loved you more,
And has called you away to that bright happy shore.
"Keeping folks happy through comfort and cheer
Making folks better just having him near.
This is the story of daddy's full days.
And that is why folks loved him.
May God bless him always."