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Maxine Jewett

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Maxine Jewett, daughter of the late Felix Hampton and Fletie Utley Hampton was born on Dec. 10, 1919 in Malden, Mo., and died on April 24, 2011 at her Dexter residence at 91.

Mrs. Jewett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter where she served with the United Methodist Women's and Christian Women United groups. Maxine worked as a checker for Big Star and IGA for a number of years. She was a resident of Dexter and formerly lived in Parma and Bernie. Maxine enjoyed visiting local nursing homes, church activities, being with family and friends and was quite a good seamstress in earlier years making clothes for her daughter. She and Bus always had a beautiful vegetable garden.

She was united in marriage to Walter Jewett on Nov. 16, 1941 in Malden. Mr. Jewett preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1998.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Lillard of Dexter; one brother, Floyd Hampton of Malden; four grandchildren, Carolyn Patton of Florida, Cynthia Patton Muller and husband Jimmy of Long Island, N.Y., John J. Patton III and wife Teri of North Carolina and Barbara Lillard, Jr. of New Milford, N.J.; two great-grandsons, John Tompkin of Florida and Brent Lillard of Long Island, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers, Herbert, Victor, Fred, Walter, Wyman, Felix Hampton, Jr., and David Hampton and one in infancy; and three sisters, Mattie Green, Ruth Stewart and Helen Shelton.

Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Michael Woods officiating. Interment will follow in the Malden Memorial Park Cemetery.

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