|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1919|
|Death: ||May 13, 2012|
Ruth M. Maxwell
(June 13, 1919 - May 13, 2012)
Ruth M. Maxwell, 92, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the Heritage Community Center, Guymon, Oklahoma.
The daughter of Iva (Morrison) and Leslie McConnell, she was born June 13, 1919 at Washington, Pennsylvania. Young Ruth McConnell graduated from Claysville High School . She was united in marriage to Ralph Maxwell on October 16, 1942. The Maxwell family lived and reared their family in Aliquippa, PA.
Family and faith were the basics of Ruth Maxwell's life. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. In the early 1940s, when money was scarce, the Maxwell's made one of their first and more important purchases as newlyweds and bought a family Bible. Ruth was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Aliquippa, PA., where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and was involved in many other church activities. She later joined the Ohio United Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, PA.
In addition to being an excellent homemaker, Ruth worked as a telephone operator. After retirement, she and Ralph enjoyed 14 warm winters in Pinellas Park, Florida. Ralph Maxwell passed away in 1992 and Ruth later moved to Guymon, Oklahoma to be closer to her son and family. In Guymon, Ruth was a member of The First Presbyterian Church, where she was involved in Sunday school and Bible studies.
Ruth is survived by her three children; daughter Mrs. Martha Langston and husband, Bill of Florence, South Carolina; sons, Kenneth W. Maxwell and wife, Barb of Geneva, Switzerland; and Edward R. Maxwell, and wife, Lane of Guymon, Oklahoma; brother Kenneth W. McConnell, and wife, Priscilla of Washington, PA; seven grandchildren, Jason Maxwell and wife, Lara; Erin Maxwell; Lauren and husband, Mike Connolly; Scotty Maxwell and wife, Kristi; Julie Langston; Lindsey Maxwell and Madison Maxwell; and five great grandchildren, Jack and Ava Maxwell; Bryson, Brock and Addison Connolly.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, Verla Post, Connie Pettit and Opal Dorsey; and four brothers, Leslie, Raymond, Bill and Ralph McConnell.
Visitation will be Monday evening, May 21st, 6-8PM at the Huntsman Funeral Home, 2345 Mill Street, Aliquippa, PA.
Funeral services will be Tuesday morning, 10:00 AM at the Huntsman Funeral Home with interment following in Grandview Cemetery, Florence, PA.
Local arrangements are under the care of Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, Guymon, Oklahoma.
Local memorials may be given in Mrs. Maxwell's memory to the First Presbyterian Church, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.
Leslie Wayne McConnell (1892 - 1966)
Opal McConnell Dorsey (1917 - 2007)*
Ruth M McConnell Maxwell (1919 - 2012)
Ralph E McConnell (1931 - 2006)*
Constance J McConnell Pettit (1934 - 1991)*
Created by: It Matters
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91434192
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