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Judith A Maxwell

Judith A. Maxwell, age 72, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 at her home.

Judith was born February 01, 1950 in Shelbyville, Illinois, a daughter of William and Lois J. (Ruff) LeCrone. She married the love of her life, James Stephen Maxwell on August 1, 1987 in Shelbyville, IL.  Judy graduated Shelbyville High School in 1968, then worked in Springfield for the State of Illinois, while living in Pana, IL.  She moved to Marion in 1980 working for Shawnee Express as a bookkeeper.  She also worked as a Teacher's Aid for Marion Unit #2 School District.  Judy loved her daughter and grandchildren.  She enjoyed reading Daniel Steele books and spending time in her Jeep and Mustang.  She was a member of First Christian Church on Shelbyville, Illinois.      

She is survived by her husband James Stephen Maxwell of Marion, IL; one daughter, Kelly A. (Rev. Alex) Parks of Carterville, IL; four grandchildren, Luke J. Parks, Logan L. Parks, Shelby G. Parks, and Leonidas A. Parks; a brother, William "Bill" LeCrone of Effingham, IL and sister-in-law Debbie LeCrone of Effingham, IL.  She is preceded in death by her parents, William E. and Lois J. LeCrone and two siblings, James LeCrone and Mary Hoskins.

Visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  Services will be held at 3:00 PM at Blue Funeral Home with Rev. Alex Parks officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville, IL on Monday April 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Judes Children's Hospital.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.


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I always enjoyed talking to her and having some laughs when we worked at Washington school together. So sorry for your loss.

Tammy Spees-Stewart Apr 21 2022 1:41 PM

Judy was a Beautiful Classy Lady. I loved working with her. Had many Laughs and what fun we had going to lunch each day “our Mackies Monday “. She was Loyal, Kind hearted, loved kids and Truly loved her Family. I miss you my Friend 💕💕. Always in my Thoughts 🙏. JoAnn King

JoAnn King Apr 20 2022 9:41 AM

Dear Steve and family,

I was saddened by the news of Judy’s passing. I was so happy when the two of you dated and eventually married! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

In sympathy,
Judy Crawford

Judy Crawford Apr 17 2022 10:51 PM

Steve & Kelly...Judy was one of my oldest and dearest friends and I share the sorrow of her passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Maggie Gray Garner Apr 17 2022 7:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Judith Maxwell

Brenda Shrake Workman Apr 16 2022 8:07 PM

Steve and Kelly, I'm so sorry for your loss. Judy was a special person and loved by our family.

Mark Pulley Apr 15 2022 4:23 PM