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.

  • My deepest condolences to Janet’s family. Janet was a wonderful person who I enjoyed talking to. Janet and Jim came in the library quite frequently. They loved watching movies together. Janet will be deeply missed by the Circulation staff at the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF MT VERNON.

  • Brian–We are so very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a wonderful, warm, and friendly person. She will be missed. We have such fond memories of you both as neighbors. It has been our pleasure to watch you grow up into a wonderful young man. You were always more than just a kid on the block to us though–we actually considered you as an extension of our family. Janet was very proud of you and loved you very much. We want you to know that we are praying for you and Amy and Chase. Someday there will be a wonderful reunion in heaven! May god give you all peace through this time of bereavement. Dan and Jana

  • Brain–We are so very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbor ,mother, and friend. She will be missed by all. We have such fond memories of you both since you were a young boy. It was our pleasure to watch you mature into such a wonderful young man. Your Mom was very proud of you. Hold on to the precious memories. One day there will be a terrific and grand reunion in Heaven!

    We will be praying for you and Amy and Chase. You have been more than just a friend to us–we have always considered you an extension of our family. We miss you, and will miss your Mom. God Bless You All–Dan and Jana

  • Bran, Amy and Chase,

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. I can imagine how proud of you she was and what a blessing you were to her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Austin and Carolyn

  • I absolutely enjoyed the times I spent with Janet as one of her home health nurses. She was special lady. Rest now Janet.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. Janet will be sadly missed by the library staff!
    Cindy Dean
    Outreach Department
    Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox county

  • Jim, Brian, Amy, & Chase.
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
    Janet and I had so much fun when we were growing up. We always looked forward to the family reunion because we knew we would have fun visiting and playing together. We loved gathering and eating the fruit in my family orchard.
    In our adult years we spent many hours on the phone. We had so many wonderful times.Thank
    you Janet for being my favorite cousin.
    So glad you are not in pain or suffering.
    Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Eva Jane Jameson Reeder