STEPHENVILLE Leta Fern Maxwell, 83, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in Stephenville.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2009, at the East Memorial Cemetery in Stephenville with Gary Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Leta was born on August 7, 1926 in Stephenville to the late J.F. and Vera Grace Green Lowe. She married Calvin Maxwell on January 17, 1944 in Stephenville and he preceded her in death on November 8, 2006. Leta has resided in Stephenville all of her life. She worked for Tackett Manufacturing and SW Linen.

She is survived by a daughter Linda Jackson and husband Joe of Stephenville; daughter-in-law Paula Maxwell of Dublin; grandchildren, Robert Sparks, Shawn Moore, Darren Maxwell, Russell Maxwell, and Louis Lawson; brother, Wayne Lowe of Stephenville; brother-in-law Dearl Pittman of DeLeon; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin, a son, David Maxwell, sisters-in-law, Shirley Lowe and Nadine Pittman.

Published November 19, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune