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Jacqueline “Jackie” Axe-Hamby, 73

June 25, 2014

Jacqueline “Jackie” Axe-Hamby, 73, of Morris, Ill., and formerly of St. Marys and Lima, died at 4:58 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Morris Hospital, Morris, Ill.

She was born on June 28, 2014, in St. Marys,  the daughter of Francis and Anna Mae (Griner) Axe.

She is survived by her five children, Kathy (Gary) Musser of Elida; Dan (Becca Moix) Copsey of Covington, Ky.; Kelly (Doyal) Armitage of Morris, Ill.; Doug (Bobbie) Copsey of Panama City, Fla.; and Dana Copsey of Morris, Ill. She is survived by her grandchildren, Jessica; Amanda; Sarah; Josh; Anna; John; Robert; Joseph and Julianna; by her great-grandchildren, Jase; Jadyn; Jordin; Jackson; Hendley; Levi; Ella and Samara.

She is survived by her siblings, Jerry Axe of Holland; Jim Axe of Bentonville, Ark.; Marilyn Parks of Van Wert; Bill Axe of Rockford, Ill.; and Joe Axe of Minneapolis, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Jackie was a 1957 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She was a homemaker and held many positions in the service industry. She made many friends in the Lima, St. Marys and Van Wert communities. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating.

Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St., St. Marys, where memorial donations may be directed to Friends of Holy Rosary School.

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