Janet L. Daxon
July 20, 1943 ‒ January 29, 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Janet L. Daxon, age 74, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 29, 2018. She was born on February 20, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of Carlton and Clarabelle (Hunt) Cook. Janet earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Counseling from Otterbein University and later earned Master Degrees in Education from Cincinnati University and Psychology from the University of Dayton.
Janet worked for Green County Children Services, specializing in adoptions and eventually retired as a counselor from the Franklin County School system. In her free time she enjoyed playing bridge, oil painting and reading novels written by her favorite author Robert Parker. She is a member of the Covenant Christian Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Janet was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother that will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband James Daxon whom she married on July 20, 1985; her son, Brian (Amy) Ferguson of Mount Vernon; step children, Jeffrey Daxon and Jennifer Daxon both of Mapleton, Georgia; a grandson, Chase Ferguson and her sister-in-law, Ethel Cook.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Colby Ferguson and a brother, John Cook.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in Miami Valley Memory Gardens in Centerville, Ohio. Pastor Tim Overly will be officiating. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Janet L. Daxon.
I lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Janet’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
I Am Free
Don’t grieve for me; for now I’m free
I’m following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I’ve now found peace at the end of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief;
Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now-He set me free.