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Maxine Leora Jeffries Brown
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1913
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2001
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Wife of Melvin Otto Brown. Daughter of Thomas Jeffries and Maud Lillian Marsh


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, March 1, 2001


Maxine Jeffries, third child of Thomas and Maude Jeffries, was born Sept. 4, 1913 in rural Russell, Iowa and passed away Feb. 20, 2001 at the age of 87.

She graduated from Russell High School in 1929.

On April 22, 1934 Maxine was united in marriage to Melvin Otto Brown in Russell, Iowa. To this union were born three children: Barbara Brown Eubank of Ankeny, Bonnie Brown Ellis of West Des Moines, and Dennis Brown of West Des Moines.

Maxine and Melvin spent most of their life in Chariton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Hoy, Verle and Jack, and her husband, Melvin, on Aug. 21, 1992.

Surviving are her three children, Barb and husband Gary; Bonnie and husband Mitch; and Dennis and wife Marcia; grandchildren, Marsha Eubank, Cheryl Stupka, John Eubank and wife Carol, Trevor Ellis and wife Amy, Michelle Ellis, and Stacey Brown; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Ashley Stupka, Luke and Joshua Eubank, and Samantha and Nicholas Ellis; two sisters, Betty Fitzhugh and Phyllis Dunshee.

Maxine was a longtime member of the Chariton United Methodist Church, PEO, Chariton Golf and Country Club, and many card clubs and civic organizations.

Her smile and positive attitude were an inspiration to all who knew her.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at the Fielding Funeral Home with Pastor Gary DeGeest officiating. Interment was in the Chariton Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Thomas Jeffries (1886 - 1949)
  Maud Lillian Marsh Jeffries (1888 - 1974)
  Melvin O. Brown (1914 - 1992)
  Hoy Allen Jeffries (1909 - 1985)*
  Thomas Verle Jeffries (1910 - 1985)*
  Maxine Leora Jeffries Brown (1913 - 2001)
  Phyllis Irene Jeffries Dunshee (1922 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section O Row 11
Created by: Skip
Record added: Oct 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79274420
Maxine Leora <i>Jeffries</i> Brown
Added by: Doris Christensen
Maxine Leora <i>Jeffries</i> Brown
Added by: Doris Christensen
Maxine Leora <i>Jeffries</i> Brown
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- Skip
 Added: Apr. 27, 2016

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