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Axley Memorial Services Set

May 21, 2014

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MACOMB, IL -- A memorial service for former Western Illinois University Management Professor Stephen Axley will be held from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 24 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Axley, 63, passed away May 13 in Macomb.

Axley joined the management faculty in 1984. He retired from Western in May 2012. During his tenure, Axley co-directed a University consortium with international students focusing on corporate social responsibility. He taught courses in organization behavior and development, and was the author of "Communication at Work: Management and the Communication-Intensive Organization." He was named a College of Business Outstanding Teacher in 1996, and was initiated in the WIU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen, and children, Amanda and Jackson.

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