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Betty J. (Baugh) Axsom Obituary check_circle

Betty J. (Baugh) Axsom
Evansville, Ind.
Betty J. (Baugh) Axsom, 71, of Evansville, Indiana passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Betty was born in Spencer, Indiana on August 19, 1940 to Frank and Geneva (Taylor) Baugh.
Betty was a beautiful person, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was a member of St. Benedict Cathedral, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and received the Simon Brute Medal in 1997. Betty started and chaired the "White Elephant" booth at St. Benedict’s summer social for many years, and developed it into an event of its own right. She was a past president of the Little Sisters Auxiliary, Vice President of St. Benedict’s PTA, volunteered at St. Mary’s Medical Center, a St. Meinrad’s Benedictine Oblate, served on the Reitz Home Board of Directors, President of the Evansville Garden Club, Embroidery Guild, and Books Between Bites book club. Betty was an antique dealer and decorator. She enjoyed golfing and did beautiful needlework.
Betty is survived by her husband of 41 years, Leon Axsom of Evansville, IN; daughter, Amy Beth Hall; son-in-law, Toby Shannon Hall; grandson, Jacob Calvin Hall; granddaughter, Jenna Rose Hall, all of Rockport, IN; father, Frank Baugh of Spencer, IN; and sisters, Mary Rubeck, Patricia Ranard, Barbara Freeman, and Shirley Raper, all of Spencer, IN.
Betty is preceded in death by her mother, Geneva Baugh.
A funeral service will be held at 8:30 AM on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue, with a Mass of Christian Burial continuing at 9:00 AM at St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Avenue, with Father Harold Hammerstein, OSB celebrating. Burial will follow the mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home. A rosary service will begin at 5:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1236 Lincoln Avenue Evansville, IN 47714-1089.
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