from Grandma Grace's book
Eva J. Maxwell
Funeral services for Eva J. Maxwell were held at 11a.m. today (Monday May 8 2006) at The First Baptist Church in Melbourne. Rev. Ronald P. Smith officiated.
Mrs. Maxwell, a 95-year-old resident of Marshall, died on Friday May 5 2006 at the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Lela Hughs accompanied Bill Orndorff, who sang "Blessed Assurance". The congregation sang "In the Sweet Bye and Bye."
Pallbearers were Richard Cotton, Corie Cutsinger, Jerry Hughs, Marion Hughs, Charles Lowe and Bill Orndorff.
Honary pallbearers were Jim Alden, Paul Alden, and Garland King.
Burial was in the Mitchell Cemetery at Melbourne under the direction of the Sweeney Reser Wills Funeral Home at Marshall.
Mrs. Maxwell was born on May 5 1911 in Brimson, the daughter of Thomas A. and Dora M. Gardner Brown. She was married at Gilman City on May 7 1940 to Leland A. Maxwell, who preceded her in death on June 10 1994. She was a resident of Marshall since 1942 and had been a teacher at the Marshall Habilitation Center in Marshall for 25 year. She and her husband owned and operated Maxwell Plumbing and Heating for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Melbourne.
She is survived by one daughter, Marsha J. Williams of Marshall; one brother, Thomas V. Brown of Trenton; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters and one sister.
Memorials have been established to the First Baptist Church or the Mitchell Cemetery.