Tecumseh resident, Maxine Jones, 93, died Thursday, September 16, at her home. She was born February 13, 1928, in Keota, Oklahoma, to Sherman and Freda Wright Hall.
Maxine was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church of Tecumseh where she enjoyed teaching Sunday School.
She married Leo Jones February 28, 1948, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
After graduating from San Jose City College with a degree in English in 1977, she returned to teach. She earned a Masters Degree from Oklahoma University in American Indian Art. She taught English and Art at Tecumseh High School as well as St. Gregory’s College.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and Pioneer Library Board.
She and Leo traveled the world while he served as a Naval officer. She enjoyed living in Hawaii and South Africa. They moved to Tecumseh in 1971. After retirement they enjoyed many years at their lake house on Eufaula. Maxine was very creative, even when she no longer formally taught art, Maxine was still an incredibly creative and artistic person. A trip with her to any art festival would be a lesson in art appreciation.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Tommie and Bud, sister Joan and her greatly loved dog Sugar.
She leaves behind her sister in law Geri Hall, of Checotah, brother in law Wayne Jones and wife Jill, of Norwich, England, sister in law Christine Tate and husband Wayne of White House TN; sons Robert and wife Jerry of Tecumseh, Richard of Shawnee; five grandchildren, Cavan Jones and wife Erika, Rashael Petzer and husband Brett, Lacey Grinnell and husband Jake, Sarah Weeks and husband Jeff, Miles Jones and wife Jamie; sixteen great grandkids, Raevan Jones, Rayne Jones, Kieron Petzer, Ty Shindler, Rhonan Petzer, Oliver Grinnell, Mila Grinnell, Caroline Grinnell, Ellie Gooding, Mason Hargis, Madison Jones, Leigha Jones, Ty Campbell, Trussin Davis, Blake and Baylee Weeks, .
Services will be held at Resthaven Veterans Memorial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Broadway United Methodist Church, Tecumseh, OK, are requested.