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Times News; 3-28-1977
Lillian Maxwell dies in Cedar Rapids hospital
Elizabeth Lillian Maxwell

Lillian Maxwell, 83 resident of the Meth Wick Manor in Cedar rapids, died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Sunday morning following a long illness.

Shellsburg, a daughter of James and Isabella Anderson Maxwell she taught school in Waterloo many years before retiring. She was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association Iowa State Education Association Eastern Star and White Shrine of Cedar Falls. Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Turner Chapel East in Cedar Rapids, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery...

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Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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Helen L. Maxwell

Helen Lubbock Maxwell, passed into the presence of her Lord Monday morning at the afe of 89. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ankeny funeral Home Funeral services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Ankeny Baptist Church. Burial Oakwood Cemetery, near Shellsburg.

Born in Cedar Rapids on June 13, 1920, she graduated from Shellsburg High School and married shortly after to James D. Maxwell II, who farmed in Linn and Benton counties until he was called into the ministry.

... She graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible college in 1963, and served as a pastor's wife and college instructor for many years.

God blessed their marriage with three children: Mrs. Sharon McGrew of Florrisant, Colo.; Dr. James D Maxwell III, president of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny; and Ruth McFarland, of Fair Play, Mo. The Maxwells have six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Helen was preceded in death by her father Myron Lubbock; her mother Margaret Hall Lubbock; five brothers; Lewis, John, Robert, Russell and Lawrence, and her sister Katherine Garner. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, the Reverend James D. Maxwell II; her sisters, Harriett Beatty, and Margaret Green; her three children, four grand children and 11 great-grandchildren.

... She loved children, reading, teasing, sewing, quilt making, the students at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, her many friends at Ankeny Baptist Church, Maranatha Baptist Church in Sebring, Florida, where she and her husband wintered...

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Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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Services Sunday For Mrs. Maxwell
Isabella Maxwell

Shellsburg, Oct 28- Mrs. James Maxwell Sr., who died early friday morning at the Vinton hospital, will be buried in Oakwood cemetery in Shellsburg Sunday afternoon after services in the Presbyterian church here at two o'clock. She was 94. Rev Alfred Ekkens will be in charge.

Mrs. Maxwell was born in Langholm, Scotland in 1856, daughter of Michael and Janet Anderson. She married James Maxwell in Scotland in 1837. He died in 1931. The couple came to this counttry in 1891 and settled in the Shellsburg community. She lived here until moving to Waterloo in 1944, where she lived with a daughter, Lillian.

Surviving besides her daughter Lillian are another daughter Janet Maxwell Hughes of La Porte city; two sons, Thomas Maxwell of Shellsburg and M. Anderson Maxwell of Vinton eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One grandchild and one great-grandchild preceded her in death.

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Joseph Maxwell, Retired Farmer, Dies Wednesday
Joseph T. Maxwell

Van Horne-Joseph T. Maxwell, 84 retired farmer, died Wednesday evening at a nursing home in Dysart following a lingering illness.

He was born Aug. 30, 1884 at Langholm, Scotland, a son of Thomas and Elizabeth Telfer Maxwell and married Susan Courteny in 1909 at Glassgow, Scotland. She preceded him in death March 17, 1968.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Betsy M. Burns of Palo and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Campbell funeral home in Vinton, with the Rev Robert W. Tull officiating. Burial will be to Oakwood Cemetery at Shellsburg...

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Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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