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Francis McCara “Frank” Maxton

Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA
Death 21 Sep 2014 (aged 80)
Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA
Burial Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 140270385 · View Source
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He graduated Du Quoin High School in 1952, and then attended Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1953.

He served his country as a medic in the Army from 1954 to 1956. When he returned, he passed his state boards and received his funeral directors license in 1957. Frank owned and operated Maxton Funeral Home in Du Quoin for 42 years. He was also the Perry County Coroner for 16 years.

He was named Du Quoin's Citizen of the year in 2005, by the Du Quoin Chamber of Commerce, and was named Rotarian of the year in 2000. He was a volunteer fireman for the Du Quoin Fire Department for 45 years and upon his retirement, was awarded Du Quoin's highest honor by former Mayor John Rednour when he declared Oct. 27, 2012, as Frank Maxton Appreciation Day. He was a Life Member of the Lions and Rotary International, life member of VFW Post 513 and American Legion Post 647. He was a member of Du Quoin Lions Club, Du Quoin Elks Club, Illinois Funeral Director's Association, and the First Presbyterian Church of Du Quoin.

He is survived by his daughters, and his sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Scotty and Arline Maxton; his brothers, Jerry Charles and Richard Maxton; and his former wife, Phyllis J. Maxton; and granddaughter, Leah Arline Ruggeri.

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  • Created by: Mike Maxton
  • Added: 20 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140270385
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francis McCara “Frank” Maxton (14 Oct 1933–21 Sep 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140270385, citing Old Du Quoin Cemetery, Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mike Maxton (contributor 47363392) .