Mary Jane "Jerry" Axline
Mary Jane "Jerry" Axline, 100, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Meth-Wick Community. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday
at Teahen Funeral Home by Pastor Scott Milsom. Burial: Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 4 to
6 p.m. and Monday after
9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Mary Jane is survived by her children, James (Barbara) Axline of Nevada and Linda (Ken) McGoldrick of Alton, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Joan Axline of Paris, Mo.; seven grandsons, Mike (Lisa) McElmurray, Rob (Emily) McElmurray, Mark (Tracey) McElmurray, Alex (Deb) Axline, Bert (Rachel) Axline, Dan Axline and Patrick (Courtney) Axline; 10 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jessie, Abigail, Josiah, Bridges, Hunter, Logan, Wyatt, Cooper and Tegan; three great-great-grandchildren, Emma, Mason and Abigail; honorary granddaughter, Jordan Carman; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and son, Gary L. Axline, who died in 2016.
Mary Jane was born on July 4, 1918, daughter of James and Iva Webb Flaherty in Cedar Rapids. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1936 and Coe College in 1940. Following college, she worked at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, then as an airline stewardess from 1942 to 1951. Mary Jane was the first stewardess that did not have to be a nurse due to the war. On Sept. 12, 1954, Mary Jane married the love of her life, Raymond Axline, in Cedar Rapids. He died on Jan. 28, 1993. Mary Jane was a longtime member of Cedar Christian Church.
Mary Jane was first and foremost a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a great cook, seamstress and nature lover. Mary Jane always enjoyed a great game of cards and nothing brought her more joy than traveling with family or friends. She visited every state except New Hampshire, and many countries, with Ireland being her favorite.
Instead of flowers, memorial may be directed to the family.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.