JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Sarah Caroline Maxey (1860-1938)

The following is her obituary in the Mt. Vernon Register News - January 19, 1938

Sarah C. Maxey Dies Last Night; Funeral Thursday

Mrs. Sarah C. Maxey, widow of Samuel T. Maxey, died at 11:45 last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Upcraft, 911 Taylor avenue. Her age was 77 years, eight months and 22 days.

Mrs. Maxey, who was respected and liked by all who knew her, was an active member of the Pleasant Grove church. She was a member of the Varnell Rebeccah lodge.

She was born April 25th, 1860 in Shiloh township. She had been a resident of this county her entire life. She had lived with her daughter in Mt. Vernon for the past 10 years.

She was united in marriage with Samuel T. Maxey, he preceding her in death December 18, 1916.

Mrs. Maxey was the daughter of John R. and Amanda Moss of Shiloh township.

Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon at Myers Chapel, conducted by Harry C. Brown and Rev. J. L. Miller. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

The body will lie in state at Myers Funeral Chapel until the funeral hour.

Mrs. Maxey is survived by one son, Olin of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. F. J. Upcraft and Mrs. A. R. Swift of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Norman A. Piercy and Will Piercy of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Vinnie Bates; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

submitted by Mary Jane Ohms
June 5, 2001 <  
 

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