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Sarah Caroline Maxey

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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