Norma Jean Maxwell, age 76, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Kansas Medical Center in Andover, KS.
She was born July 27, 1937 at Gorman, TX, the daughter of Sug and Nanie Dell (Copeland) Robinson. She was a 1955 graduate of Eastland High School, Eastland, TX. She had attended Ranger Junior College, Oklahoma Panhandle State University and Frank Phillips College. She graduated in 1988 with her degree in Nursing. Norma worked as a nurse at Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, OK, Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS and Pioneer Manor in Hugoton, KS.
She was active in church and taught Sunday school. She also coached bowling league and was a den mother for Cub Scouts. Her hobbies were oil painting, ceramics, crocheting, sewing and crafts of all kinds with a lifelong hobby of researching genealogy. Norma enjoyed watching sports and playing basketball and softball. Norma loved to fish, go camping, and RVing after retirement.
On August 26, 1955, she married Joel Glenn Maxwell at Cisco, TX. He survives.
Other survivors include:
Son – Randall Lynn Maxwell of Moscow, KS;
Daughter – Karen Cress and husband Fred of Liberal, KS;
5 Grandchildren: Jody Cress and wife Christi, Nancy Nicole Douglas, Carissa Lynn Spears and husband Israel, James Derrick Maxwell and Malissa Anne Denton;
6 Great-Grandchildren – Nancy Spears, Christopher Spears, Joel Cress, Kaden Gilmore, Waylon Douglas and Joseph Timmer, IV.
She was preceded in death by a Son - Marcus Kynn Maxwell and a Brother - Jerry Dale Robinson.
Visitation will be 5 – 8 pm Friday and 9 am – 3 pm at Brenneman Funeral Home in Liberal, KS. Visitation in Eastland, TX will be 5 – 7 pm Sunday at Edwards Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be 10:00 am Monday, Dec. 9th at Eastland Cemetery in Eastland, TX, with Rev. Wayne Maxwell presiding.
Memorial contributions may be sent for the Marc Maxwell Memorial Scholarship in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com