Mildred M. Maddox, daughter of the late Frank S. and Bertha Wills Goble, was born in Puxico on Aug. 6, 1913, and died at the AuSable Valley Home in Cumins, Mich., on Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at the age of 92.
Mrs. Maddox had lived in St. Louis where she and her husband operated a grocery store in the 1930s. She moved to Michigan and spent many years. She became a real estate sales agent in the 1950s and in 1957 purchased the Dearborn Valley Real Estate and Insurance Agency. In 1965 she purchased the Mil-Crest Restaurant in Warren, Mich., and in 1970 they owned the Northwood Motel in Mio, Mich. Following that she won a new automobile in Florida for her Tupperware sales. During the American Bi-Centennial, one of her self-designed quilts hung in the governor's mansion. She joined the Church of Christ in Butler City 75 years ago. She enjoyed quilting, making antique reproduction dolls of which she won many awards, and genealogy research.
She was married to Tucker Maddox, and he preceded her in death in 1973.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth Maddox of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Norma Elvera Brown of Plymouth, Mich., Ruth Virginia Maxwell of Cumins, Mich., Katheryn Carol Haddad of Windsor, Ontario; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Garland Goble of Stockbridge, Mich.; and one sister, Pauline Van Hooser of Jonesboro, Ark.
Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico.
Interment will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.