Martha Jane (Botkin) Axe

February 4, 1923 ~ October 24, 2019 (age 96)


Martha J. Axe, 96, of Saint Marys, died 10:07 P.M. Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Grande Lake Health Center, Saint Marys.

She was born February 4, 1923, in Saint Marys Township, Auglaize County, Ohio, the daughter of Ollie and Emma (Ryhnard) Botkin.


She married George Axe on July 4, 1942; he preceded her in death on November 5, 1987.


She is survived by her children: Paula (Francis) Coffey of Savannah, Georgia; William (Kimberlee) Axe of Toledo; Lori (Terry) Hubbell of Saint Marys. She is survived by 6 grandchildren: Melinda Coffey of Orlando, Florida; Dr. Mark (Janet) Coffey of Savannah, GA.; William “BJ” Axe, Jr of Toledo; Caleb Axe of Columbus; Krista Opperman of New Knoxville; Jenna (Mark) Spring of New Knoxville.

She is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren. 


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; by a sister, Emily Hunter.


Martha was a 1940 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School. She had worked at Goodyear Saint Marys and the Island Dress Shoppe in Saint Marys. 

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Father Barry Stechschulte, celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Monday at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, Saint Marys, where memorial donations may be given to either Grand Lake Hospice or Holy Rosary Catholic Church. 

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October 28, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home
314 West High Street
Saint Marys, Ohio 45885

Mass of Christian Burial
October 29, 2019

11:00 AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
511 East Spring Street
Saint Marys, OH 45885

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