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Ellen Axelson

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Ellen Lavon 'Tootie' Axelson, 74 DAVIS - Ellen Lavon (Tootie) Axelson, 74, of Davis passed away Friday, June 17, 2011. Born March 3, 1937, in Galena, the daughter of Floyd and Vonie Martin. Married Wayne Axelson on May 2, 1953; he was the love of her life. He passed away in 2009. They loved doing crafts together and the RV. She had two craft stores before retiring. She sang on WBEC Beloit Radio and was a member of the Hayloft Jamboree. Survivors include children, Rick (Sheila) of Missouri; sister, Darlene Merideth of Aberdeen, Wash.; grandchildren, Mary Ellen Lurah, Rossie Jennings and Ryan Axelson; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased also by parents; daughter, Traci; son, Wayne Lee; three brothers and six sisters. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, in Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 7000 W. State St., with visitation one hour beforehand. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Send tributes at mem.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from June 21 to June 22, 2011
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