Brenda Fay Axton

Brenda Fay Axton, nee Romaker, 68, of Catawissa, Missouri, formerly of Hermann, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, with her family by her side.

Brenda was born in Hermann, Missouri on September 17, 1951, the daughter of the late Nicholas & Leona (Fowler) Romaker.

Brenda was a remarkable cook and it was her true passion.  After owning several restaurants, she enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends in retirement.  She also enjoyed being in the outdoors, going fishing and hiking, sewing, and antiquing.

Brenda was known for her quick wit and no nonsense attitude. She cared deeply for her family and friends, and was always the first to offer help to others.  She was always a strong person, but especially during her illness.  Through her, she showed her family what resilience and perseverance truly looked like.

Brenda is survived by her loving family, her children, Kelly (Gabathuler) Voss and husband Wayne, of Washington, Missouri; and Harlin (Bud) Gabathuler, Jr. and wife Chris, of Hermann, Missouri; two brothers, Barry Romaker and wife Cheryl, of Fulton, Missouri; and Kerby Romaker, of Hermann, Missouri; one sister, Keva Williams, of Chamois, Missouri; grandchildren, Eric, Elizabeth, Emily, and Ethan Voss, Amy Geltz and husband Jesse, and Tiffany Gabathuler, and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas & Leona, one brother, James Romaker, and a niece, Nicole Williams.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Her family asks in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mercy Hospice or Grace's Place Crisis Nursery.  C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.

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