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Jessie Maxwell

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Jessie Maxwell
Jessie Leone Maxwell, daughter of the late Henry C. Fairchild and Leone Achenbach Fairchild, was born May 20, 1909, in Orleans, Neb., and passed away March 9, 2007, at her residence in House Springs Mo., at the age of 97.

She married Lloyd C. Maxwell on May 21, 1937, in Portageville, Mo.

She attended grade school, high school and college on the Southeast Missouri State University campus in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Survivors include three daughters, Martha Maxwell, of High Ridge, Mo., Sue Roberts and husband, Bob, of Houston, Texas and Marjorie Maxwell, of Marlborough, Mo.

An educator, she taught music in Missouri schools at Senath, Vanduser, Caruth and Hornersville. Her latest position was as an elementary teacher in the Northwest R-1 District in House Springs.

Mrs. Maxwell was active in numerous professional organizations and was for many years a Girl Scout leader. Noteworthy were her skills as an amateur painter and gardener, her knowledge of Cardinals Baseball and her pride as a survivor participant in the Susan G. Komen Race until age 96.

The loving attention of close friends, Roberta and James Smith allowed her to remain with dignity in her own home.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 12, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with the Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating.

Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

Pallbearers were Terry Buck, Ronnie Buck, Sam Branum, Glen Cannon, Keith Mitchell and Jim Schell.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Senath was in charge of arrangements.