Jean Mary Maxson

Godfrey | Friday, December 14 2012

Jean Mary Maxson, 88, passed away at 4:24 pm, on Friday December 14, 2012 at her residence with her family by her side.

She was born in Bristol, PA on December 18, 1923 the daughter of the late James Willard and Elva Mary (Simpson) Wilson.

She married Louis William Maxson on June 26, 1944 in Claremont, NH; he preceded her in death in 2003.

Jean was a housewife most of her life and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the Alton Service League, a member of the Mayflower Society, Pink Lady at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Lockhaven Country Club, and the First Presbyterian Church of Alton.

She is survived by her daughter and spouse: Rev. Marcia (Leon) Haller of Camp Hill, PA, two sons and spouse David (Janice) Maxson of Seattle, WA, Bruce Maxson of Sterling, IL, seven grandchildren: Spencer L., Mark M., Melanie J. Haller, William B., Andrew D., Thomas R., Audrey E. Maxson, three great-grandchildren: Abigail J., Molly S., and Ryan J. Haller. Jean was also survived by many kind friends, including Dr. Bill Allen.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband.

Visitation will be from 10 am until the time of service at 11am Tuesday December 18, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church of Alton with a service at 11 am at the church with Rev. David Crowley officiating.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Alton.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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