of Osceola, AR
October 15, 1922 - December 2, 2020
Mary Mulkey Maxwell, 98, of Osceola went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola, Ark. She was born on Sunday, October 15, 1922, in Huttig, Ark. to the late Forrest Winnfield Mulkey, Sr. and Alliene Smith Mulkey. After graduating, she moved to Shreveport, La., where she met and married the love of her life and husband of 63 years, the late James "Dandy" Monroe Maxwell. They made their home in Osceola, Ark., where she worked many years as secretary to the Superintendent of the Osceola School District. She was a devout member of the First United Methodist Church and oldest living member at the time of her death. Family and friends will always remember Mary or "Mimi" for her gift to befriend others, her beautiful smile, her big band tunes, and her famous chicken salad. All that knew Mimi knew how much she loved her family and how they loved her. Mimi and Dandy considered it a blessing to be grandparents to their grandchildren, great-grandchildren and to so many more. She was preceded in death by her husband J. Monroe Maxwell of Osceola and her brother Forrest Mulkey, Jr. (Anna Lacy), survived by her daughter Becky Fergus (Scotty) of Osceola; two grandsons: Jay Fergus (Kelly-Gwynne) of Jonesboro, Ark. and Chris Fergus (Victoria) of Rogers, Ark.; one granddaughter: Rebecca Fergus Raney (Josh) of Fayetteville, Ark.; six great-grandchildren: Wells Fergus, Mason Fergus, Rowan Fergus, Maxwell Fergus, Hayes Raney and Pruitt Raney.
I am so sorry for your loss Becky and family's loss.
Condolences to the entire Maxwell, Fergus family. Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell were two of the most personable people that I got the chance to know. Again, sympathy for the Family.
Mary was such a special person. She worked for Brewer Hefner as his secretary and one of the first people I met when I (Shirley) came to Osceola. She was always so helpful.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Mary was a great lady!! She loved my parents Bobby and Phyllis Hice as if they were her own.. Rest in peace sweet lady
Rest in peace sweet lady.
Love and prayers for you and your family. 💜
Becky and Scotty, I am so sorry about Ms. Mary. She was loved by many and know she will be missed. Love and prayers...Judy
I loved Mary, she was such a sweet person, I think of all those lunches she brought the boys to school and great conversations we had...my heartfelt prayers to you all
Our thoughts and prayers with you all. Mimi was an amazing lady with the most wonderful spirt. I pray for peace and comfort for the family.
Just saw this and I remember what it feels like to lose parents. Your loss, I know is hard but she is in a better place with your dad now. Peggy Watson
To miss mary family i am sorry I can't be with you at this time may God bless you all
Becky, we are very sorry for your loss. Beth and I enjoyed visiting with Mimi. She was very gracious and personable. We know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your entire family.
Ms. Maxwell was always so kind. May God provide each of you peace and understanding during this trying time.
A remarkable person, she was Blessed.
I am so sorry for all of you. Sending prayers of comfort to everyone!
Becky, what a bitter- sweet time this is. I know that Mary is at peace and happy to be reunited with Monroe and so many dear family members and friends. She was a beautiful example of God's love in this world. So many of my childhood memories are are filled with her smile and hugs. The lamp she and Monroe gave Martin and me for wedding present is still sitting on an end table and makes me smile and think of her each day. There are few people who can leave this world with a legacy so beautiful. I love you and know that your momma will live on in you and and all the rest of her family. Sending love to you all, Beth
Always such a beautiful woman. Virtuous woman, good example for all of us.
Sorry for your loss, condolences Becky and family.Larry and Mary Jane
Sending our condolences to you and your precious family, we delivered her birthday flowers this year and we always enjoyed getting to bring them in between her hair appointments😊 we send our love and prayers❤️Lepanto Flower ShopAngela and Jeff Vaughn
Remembering you all in my prayers. May God comfort your hearts and may the beautiful memories you have turn your tears to joy.
We are so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and we will miss her.Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Becky, You know what your Mom meant to me. Have loved your family since first grade. She touched so manyin a special way. Mary will bemissed by many. Prayers, hugs and love to family and friends. If you need anythingat all, please holler.
Mary was a beautiful lady inside and out. Will miss her greatly. Prayers to the Fergus family. ❤️