June Maxey

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June M. Maxey was born to Coach Bloomer and Maggie Lake Sullivan June 29, 1924 in Durant, Oklahoma, and passed away August 22, 2013 in Lawton. She was 89 years old. She married her high school sweetheart, William S. Maxey on June 18, 1946. Bill passed away March 17, 2003.

She is survived by her son, David Maxey and wife, Jackie, of Bandera, Texas and her daughter, Margo Romero of Espanola, New Mexico. She had grandchildren Julie Bridges, Matthew Bellair, Andrew Maxey, Melanie Bellair Maxey, Lon William Maxey, Kina Atencio, Shanna Naranjo, Kali Naranjo and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Alma Brand, of Perryton, Texas, and her brother, Dr. Bloomer Don Sullivan and his wife, Glenda, of Lawton, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her daughter, Marsha Megan; and her sister, Debra Dawn.

She graduated from Durant High School and earned her baccalaureate and masters of teaching at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. June was a Mother, homemaker and highly regarded elementary school teacher in several communities in Oklahoma and Texas as she followed her husband's career.

She was a member of the Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church. She and her husband lived for many years at Elk City, Oklahoma and in Mineral Wells, Texas. She resided the last five years of her life in Lawton at the Village on Lee where she enjoyed all activities and was a leader among her peers. She always strived to be agreeable and work amicably with all whom she met. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

Graveside services were held at Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2013. Services are under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Mrs. Maxey passed away on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013, in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Visitation was 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Foundation, Inc., 1405 North 4th Durant, OK 74701.

Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013
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