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Mrs. Eleanor Elizabeth Axon, age 98 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Oak Tree Villa Nursing Center.
Eleanor was born May 24, 1911 in Huntsville, Mo., the daughter of Walter Carr and Hannah Evans Hunt. She was married on May 30, 1931, in Huntsville, Mo., to Eli O. Axon, who preceded her in death on May 7, 1969. A resident of the Jefferson City area since 1931, Eleanor was a 1930 graduate of Huntsville High School. A homemaker, Eleanor was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and participated in the Presbyterian Women, Church Women United, and was a member of Chapter JV, PEO. She often volunteered to work voter polling stations in her neighborhood. Eleanor also worked with the scouting organizations as her children participated in those activities during their school years. Survivors include: one son, David Eli Axon and his wife Sandra of Jefferson City; one son-in-law, Philo W. Goodrich of Apache Junction, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Phillip Goodrich of Eugene, Ore., Jim Goodrich of Long Beach, Calif., John Goodrich and his wife Beth of Evener Way, Minn., Stacy Axon Schowengerdt and her husband Todd of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bradley Hunt Axon of San Francisco, Calif.; and she was blessed with four great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Hannah, Ashton, and Cameron. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Patricia Axon Goodrich; and her siblings, Will, Leona, and twin brother, Elmer. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 9, 2010, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend David Henry officiating. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Friday. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church Worship Committee Fund in Jefferson City, or the PEO Program for Continuing Education. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com