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John L. Maxwell
died November 3 2004 at Grove, OK. Graveside services were held Nov 5 2004 with the Grove Veterans Ritual Team officiating. Burial was in the Olympic Cemetery, Grove, Ok.
Mr. Maxwell was born April 6, 1914 in Harrison Co., MO, near Melbourne, Mo., the son of Thomas W. and Lilly Mae (Higdon) Maxwell. [we all know his mother was GILLY MAE-deb]
He attended school at the Stephens School in Harrison Co, MO.
As a young man he worked at the Melbourne Coal Mine as an engineer. He was a veteran in the United States Army during World War II, and the Korean Conflict.
John worked for the City of Grove as water superintendent for 35 years, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion, and the Moose Lodge.
The last few years he had spent much of his time at the homes of his two sisters, Minerva Brown, Gilman City, MO, and Grace Brown, Trenton, MO.
Survivors from this area are his sisters, Minerva Brown of Gilman City, Mo and Grace Brown, Trenton,MO; and her daughters, Charlene, Kay, and Janet, ; a nephew, CLyde Maxwell, Excelsior Springs, MO, and children, James, Maxine, and Sharon; a sister-in-law Eva Maxwell and daughter Marsha of Marshall, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, James Maxwell, Leland Maxwell, Eugene Maxwell, and Joseph Henry Maxwell; and a sister Evie Maxwell.