Barbara Jean Axson

September 19, 1933December 27, 2020

Barbara Jean Axson, 87, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Canterbury Nursing Home and Rehab in Fort Wayne, IN. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Ralph and Dorothy (Neely) Franklin.

Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are her children, Cindy (George) Bickis, Vicky Bollinger, Doug (Wendy) Boyles, Tammy Bauer (Phil Palmateer), Dennis (Cindy) Boyles, Darrell (Nancy) Jenkins; grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren (with one on the way); and siblings, Butch Franklin, Bonnie Fischer, Barbara was also preceded in death by Husbands, Donald Jenkins, Earl Axson; Son, Donald Dean Jenkins; Brothers, Raymond Franklin, Barry Franklin, Roger Franklin; Sister, Beverly Ott; and Grandson, Jeremy Boyles.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, January 7, 2021 at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home (1327 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne), with visitation at 11:00am until time of the service. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

The family invites those unable to attend to celebrate with them virtually by visiting

Livestreaming will begin 5 minutes prior to the time of the funeral service (1:00pm).

Memorial contributions in Barbara's honor may be made to the family in care of C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home.


  • the family c/o C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home



  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 7, 2021


  • Final Resting Place, Preferred Memorial


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David Warnsley

January 5, 2021

To the family of Darrell Jenkins, I’m truly sorry for your lost, if there is anything I can do please let me know , times like these are very sad, I’m sure your mom was a great women, because she raised great children, let me know if you need anything. David Warnsley

Beth Jarrett

January 4, 2021

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Vicky Bollinger

January 3, 2021

I have lots of memories of my mom some funny some serious some just goofing around with each other she always made time for everyone especially her family she is truly a very strong women she was a sweet person n ornery when it comes to her kids she always made me feel loved even if she was mad n yes I made her mad a few times I will always have good memories of you n you will always stay in my heart I love you mom

John LoPresto

January 3, 2021

Barb i will never forget how kind you was to me.You will be missed bye many.

Ann Miller

January 2, 2021

I’ll always remember Barb’s infectious smile and her caring nature. She was truly an angel here on earth. Heaven has gained a very special soul. We can all rejoice that she is in the presence of our Lord and watching over us. Rest In Peace!

Heather Noyes

December 31, 2020

Jamie & Family.

So very sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you!! ❤️


December 31, 2020

This little lady held a special place in my heart. She was always willing to help with anything at any time and she had a laugh that would warm your heart. I never heard her complain and she was always grateful for anything that someone did for her, She was a good christian and the Lord has now added a new and bright star in his world, but she will always be the best Aunt Barb a person could have. Rest in peace----you certainly deserve it and I'll see you on the other side!