Florence M. Maxwell passed away on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Lutheran Square, Erie, PA, where she had been a resident since January 2011. Prior to that, she lived at Parkside at North East and Miola, PA.
She was born May 15, 1915 in Frogtown, PA to William Peter Miller and Laura Forrest Miller. A graduate of Clarion High School, 1933, she married Robert Ralph Maxwell in June 1935. Together they built a beautiful brick home in Miola in which to raise their family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers Richard and Thomas, a sister Rose, and daughter-in-law Theresa Thompson Maxwell. She is survived by two sisters, Grace Miller of Fisher and and Jean Miller and husband Lloyd of Mayport, PA.
She is also survived by four children: Nancy/Joseph Kaglick of Houston, TX; Peggy/Bruce Campbell of North East, PA; Robert Maxwell of Miola; and Bill/Denise Maxwell of Knox, PA. Grandchildren Barry Williams of Miola; Scott J. Cambell, North East; Robert/Janet Campbell, Lancaster, SC; Dawn/Allen Lee, San Francisco, CA; Susan Campbell and friend Bill Clark, Charlotte, NC; Ryan Maxwell, Miola; Andy/Kathy Maxwell, Lucinda, PA; Anthony Knight, Knox. Great grandchildren include Kyle Scott Campbell and Charlynn Nicole Campbell of North East; Cody Robert Campbell, Lancaster, SC; Campbell Maxwell Lee, San Francisco, CA; Jack Maxwell of Lucinda and Skyler Knight of Knox, PA.
She was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Clarion Historcial Society, Eastern Star and PA State Grange. She had many interests including sewing, quilting, needlework, baking, gardening, reading and loved her cats. Her cat “Sneaky” was her companion for many years and has been adopted by a loving family with a little girl and is doing great. She loved cooking and was known for her great rolls, hamburg chowder and Christmas nut rolls. No matter when you went to her house, there was always a big meal.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends, for she was known for her sweet disposition and was always so easy to get along with, never complaining. Memorial can be made to Shiloh Presbyterian Church.