Mildred M. Maxwell, 97, of Decatur, Illinois, formerly of Clinton, Arkansas, died June 24, 2014.
A celebration of Mildred’s life was held July 1 at the First Baptist Church of Clinton, Arkansas. Burial was at Quattlebaum Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 211 1st Baptist Rd., Clinton, AR 72031.
Mildred was born June 24, 1917, the oldest child of Viola and Frank McKnight. She married Denver D. Maxwell on September 24, 1945. She was a graduate of Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Mildred taught school for 32 years beginning in a one-room schoolhouse in Arkansas and spending most of her teaching career in Derby, Kansas. She retired to Clinton, Arkansas. Mildred was always very active in her church and taught Sunday School until she was 90.
She is survived by her daughter Carol Mason (Wes); grandchildren Jad Mason (Sarah) and Ty Mason (Nicole); five great-grandchildren; sisters Marie Loftus, Macel Quattlebaum, Mada Knight (Hiram), and Ima Jo Bradley (Joe). She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Denver; two sisters; and two brothers.
Mildred was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank Imboden Creek Living Center for their tender care in her last days.
John Edwin Brown, 96, of Clinton, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Damascus, Arkansas, to Malcolm S. and Alma R. (Nash) Brown.
He is preceded in death by his wife of more than 60 years, Dorothy Jean "Dot" Coffer Brown; his daughter, Julie Brown Whetsone; and brother Darl Dean Brown. John Ed is survived by one daughter, Laurel Brown and her husband Andy Tomarken; step-grandchildren Spencer and Norah Tomarken and honorary granddaughter Mescheal Rusche; his sister, Dorothy Lee; brother Joe L. Brown; son-in-law Bud Whetstone; and many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends and care-givers.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific, and was a civil engineer for the U.S. Corps of Engineers for over 30 years. For decades he served as a leader church, First Christian Church in Little Rock. He was a loving husband, father and friend. He was also a kind and compassionate man who touched many hearts. He was a wonderful manm, loved and respected by those who knew him.
Memorial Service was 3 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Arkansas. Cremation and memorial service arrangements are under the care and direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Clinton, Arkansas. Online guest book: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy M. Dillon, 97, of Fairfield Bay, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Indian Rock Village. Dorothy was a retired employee of Physicians Mutual Insurance of Omaha, Nebraska.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a member of St. Francis Alter Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Columbia Court #401, Omaha, Nebraska, VFW Auxiliary, Indian Hills Golf Ladies, PRPOA of Fairfield Bay, and an avid fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
She is survived by son Thom Dillon of Fairfield Bay; stepson Harold D. Dillon Jr., and step-daughter Diane Fast (William), both of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren plus great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Rosary will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, and Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Dorothy will be buried beside her late husband, Harold D. Dillon, in the Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Mount Michael Benedictine School in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Arrangements by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc.