Dorothy Jeane (Pate) Axtell

Born: Wed., Jun. 8, 1927
Died: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019


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Dorothy Jeane Axtell, 91, Beaver, Pennsylvania, and Kokomo, Indiana, entered into Heaven at 9:43 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Victor T. Pate and Hazel Bigley Pate. She was born June 8, 1927 in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Dorothy graduated from Rochester High School in 1945, attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and went on to be a milliner, dress designer, and draftswoman in Pittsburgh. She married William E. Axtell in 1951 and continued to work creatively with her hands throughout her life—expertly sewing, knitting, and baking pies and cookies. She attended Beaver United Methodist Church and volunteered for countless non-profit organizations.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn A. Jacobs and Thomas C. (Jennifer) Axtell; grandchildren, Joshua E. (Sarah) Jacobs, William J. Axtell, and Elizabeth A. (James) Hunt; great-granddaughters, Lucy J. Jacobs and Harriet P. Jacobs; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends.

She was proceeded in death by her husband of 62 years, her parents, her two sisters, her three brothers-in-law, and her son-in-law, the Rev. James E. Jacobs.

Private arrangements have been made by the family. Any correspondence may be sent to “The Family of Dorothy Axtell” at 2524 Red Rock Ct., Kokomo, IN 46902.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley & Stout Funeral Homes & Crematory, Kokomo.

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Teresa Morgan
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dorothy will be missed! Her creativeness and the love she had for others, especially in need, always shined through. We had a craft show a few years back in which she displayed the beautiful wedding dress she made. How gorgeous it was and was one of the highlights of the craft show. Missing her already.
Teresa Morgan

Carrie L. Boettner
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Carolyn and Tom,
My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I spent many hours at your home on
Bank Street. Then when home to see my parents, I'd catch up with your
mom and news when helping my dad deliver Meals on Wheels.
Your parents were very special people.

Carrie L. Higginbotham Boettner (Gary) Spartanburg, SC

A. Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
My condolence to the Pate & Axtell families. No doubt Mrs. Axtell will be fondly remembered. As you cherish the many memories, reflect on the time when sickness & death will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised & Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19) May God’s word, the thoughts & prayers of others, comfort you each day, as we await the fulfillment of his promises! (Joshua 23:14)