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Stephanie R. Axner, born in Akron on May 10, 1938, died on January 28, 2022. She was a life-long resident of Akron and the daughter of Beatrice and Edward Rabb and was the daughter-in-law of Lucille and Morris Axner.
Stephanie is survived by her husband Arthur Axner whom she married on August 17, 1958. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Helen Paige and brother James Rabb (Phyllis). She was a loving and devoted mother to her children Marjorie Faas (Thomas) of Bluffton, SC, Michael Axner (Mindi) of Moreland Hills, OH and James Axner (Karin) of Solon, OH. She was a proud grandmother to her six grandchildren. Melanie Faas and Laura Faas, Daniel Axner and Matthew Axner, and Sam Axner and Emily Axner. She is also survived by her brother David Rabb (Mary) and many nieces and nephews.
Stephanie will be remembered as a woman who was very devoted to her husband, her children, their spouses and her grandchildren. She was loyal and committed throughout life to her friends and friendships.
Stephanie was a graduate of Old Trail School and Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University now Case Western Reserve University.
She was a life-long member of Temple Israel and its Sisterhood, The Jewish Welfare Fund of Akron, and in conjunction therewith, for several years, she was Chairman of the Young Matron’s Division. She was extremely proud to be a participant as a member, along with her husband, in the United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Mission to Israel in 1972. Throughout her life she also was a member of Hadassah Women’s group in its support of the State of Israel.
Stephanie was also a member of the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital during which time she was instrumental in helping to form the Ronald McDonald House in Akron and was a past member of the United Cerebral Palsy Board of Akron.
Funeral services will be held at Temple Israel located at 91 Springside Drive, Bath, OH for family and anyone else who chooses to attend on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1 PM. Vaccines, masks and social distancing are required. A graveside service will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Rabbi Joshua Brown and Cantor Kathy Fromson will be officiating. Immediately after the graveside service, there will be no public Shiva. The family suggests donations be made to Temple Israel, Akron or to a charity of one’s choice.
Stephanie’s family wants to thank Concordia @ Sumner and Elara Caring for their understanding, care and comfort shown to her.
Gordon Memorial Home