In Remembrance Of

Maxine Jackson

Maxine Jackson, 94, of Easton, MO passed away, May 3, 2023.

She was born on February 17, 1929 to Pern Ival and Ethel (McClain) Easter in Rushville, MO. Maxine grew up in Rushville, the family later moved to the Gower area, and she graduated from Gower High School. 

On June 28, 1947 she was united in marriage to Howard Dale Jackson. After their marriage they lived in rural Easton where they farmed and made their home. Her husband, Howard, passed away, March 10, 2013. 

Maxine was a member of the Gower Christian Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, infant grandson Howard William Sutton; sister, Jerry Jackson; and son-in-law, Dennis Sutton.

She is survived by her children, Ron (Kay) Jackson and Cheryl Sutton; grandchildren, Scott (Gail) Sutton, Shelly (Chuck) Parks, Kellie Sutton, Doug Sutton, Kara (Brandon) Spaeth, Kristen (Dusty) Whiteley, and Kyle (Ashley) Jackson; fourteen great-grandchildren; nine-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 8th at the Gower Christian Church AFC Building.

Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7th at the Gower Christian Church AFC Building.

Burial: Blakely Cemetery, Easton, MO.

Donations may be made to the Gower Christian Church.

Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower

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  • Tim and Carol (Grier) Clark

    Ron, Kay, Cheryl and Families,
    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady with an award winning smile. She was so friendly and nice to my mother (Eileen) in the Nursing Home.

  • Michael Roady

    So sorry for your loss

  • Herb & Kathy Jackson

    Cheryl & Ron – I was sad to hear about your mother. She was a good friend to my parents. She and your dad were always very kind to me. I’m sorry for your loss!

  • Charles Adkins

    Sorry for your loss

  • Morgan Brown

    I first got to know Maxine and Jerry through their extended family at my church. It was a joy to visit them throughout the last several years with church and through other volunteering. They were both so welcoming and fun and sweet, Godly women. I’m praising God that they’re both in heaven now and am praying for their family.

  • rodneygibson Gibson

    She will be missed such a nice person prayers for family

  • Marilyn Rittenberg

    Sending sympathy and love to the entire Jackson family. You have been blest with a great mother, and grandmother. The community has lost a wonderful friend. She always had a wonder smile and a genuine interest in everyone. Love, Marilyn

  • Kathi Mallen

    So sorry for your loss what a wonderful fun lady. She will be missed!

  • Jalyn Wilson Manning

    I spent several Thursday mornings with Maxine when my mom would clean for her. We watched a lot of game shows and talked about life. I am so sorry for the loss. She will be greatly missed.

  • Gina Bolden

    I was one of her aides at work and she was my all time favorite next to her sister Jerry! I love you Maxine to the moon and back. R.I.P. sweet lady!

  • Rebecca Smith

    Sending you all my love and prayers. Maxine was a wonderful woman.

  • Amy Doepke

    What a wonderful lady! I will always think of her as my Sunday School teacher – and one of the best cooks around. My sympathies are with you.

  • Darrel and Gail Pike

    So sorry for the loss of this special person. Our sympathy to the entire family.

  • Ron and Rita Musser

    Such an awesome Christian lady. She will be missed in our Bible study. So sorry for your loss but happy for her gain!

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