OBITUARY

Beverly Marie Axford

December 8, 1937October 10, 2020

Beverly Axford passed away peacefully at home on October 10, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born on December 8 1937 in Lehigh, Iowa to Merle and Alberta Runyon. She was raised on a 500-acre farm with her 8 siblings. She attended Lehigh High School and continued her education in Fort Dodge to attain an Associate’s degree in Education. At the age of 50, got an Associate’s in Nursing from the College of the Lake County. Throughout her life she was active in many groups including the Randolph Air Force Base TOPS, Daughters of the King, and the Eastern Star. She loved watching Young and the Restless, Jeopardy and most movies. Her passions were crafting, traveling, going to concerts and spending time with her grandkids and great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Francis Axford; son Merle Axford and 2 siblings, Judy and Duane Runyon. She is survived by her daughters; Julie Bissell (husband Steve), Jackie Bishop (husband David), Kathy Klein (husband Raymond); grandchildren Justin, John, Jacob, Sabrina, Lance (wife Katrina), Jessica Bishop, Ryan (wife Shannon), Jessica Klein, Tyler Bullion, Michael, Austin, Tyler Axford and Mason; great grandchild Lylah and 6 siblings Dean, Mary, Gary, Richard, Ronald and Bruce.

A memorial service will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church on November 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. A graveside service will be held at Westlawn Cemetery in Lehigh, Iowa at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Kindred Hospice and the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.colonialuniversal.com for the Axford family.

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Dave Bishop

October 13, 2020

Beverly, thank you for loving your children and grandchildren. We will miss you and we are assured your soul is finally at rest with Our Savior. Your strength and spirit will carry on within those of us closest, who remain in this earthly life.

Katrina Bishop

October 12, 2020

Katrina Bishop

October 12, 2020

Jessica Bishop

October 12, 2020

Barbara Eygabroad

October 12, 2020

My first real memory of Aunt Bev, was her making bread and cinnamon rolls. She had so much patience she took the time to show me what she was doing while she had one daughter on her hip and one in the high chair. Alway had time for the children of the large Runyon family. Love you and enjoy the reunion with family in heaven.

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