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Mrs. Henry Maxey

Mrs. Henry MAXEY 
HAPPY HOME BROKEN BY GRIM INVASION 
Mrs. Henry Maxey Ill for Five Years 
From Effect of Cancer - Born in This County 

At 5:50 Tuesday morning, March 28, the spirit left the body of 
Mrs. Henry Maxey, and took it's upward flight to the mansion of 
rest. Mary J. Keller was born in Jefferson county, Nov. 19, 1866 
and at the time of her death was 44 years, 4 months and 9 days of age. 

She was the daughter of the late Willis A. Keller and his wife. 
October 3, 1888, she became the wife of Henry Maxey and a happy home 
was made. The home was brightened by the birth of Lester and again by 
the advent of little Helen. These heartbroken children, now almost grown, 
with a bereaved husband, survive. The other near relatives are one sister, 
Mrs. Lou Jones, and C. R. Keller, a brother, both of this city. The half 
brothers and sisters are J. D. rentchler, Mt. Vernon, J.W. Rentchler, 
Belleville; Mrs. Clara A. Hess, Pittsfield, IL.; C. A. Keller, Mrs. 
Minnie E. Frohock and Mrs. Sarah E. Yost, San Antonia, Tex.; and Mrs. 
Amanda Lloyd, Pembroke, Ky. 

The funeral will be conducted at the First M. E. church, Wednesday 
afternoon, at 2 o'clock, by Rev. C.D. Shumard, of Mt. Carmel. The body 
will lie in state at the residence, 810 North St., from 10 until 12 
Wednesday. Interment will be conducted at Oakwood. 

SOURCE: March 28, 1911 Mt. Vernon Register News 
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
Oct 4, 1997 

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