Maxine D. Easton, 85, of East Moline, Illinois and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, died on Thursday morning, June 7, 2012, at Illini Restorative Care in Silvis, Illinois. Add or view memories
A celebration of Maxine's life will be held at 11 A.M., Monday, June 11, 2012, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
Maxine Dorothy Davis was born on November 12, 1926 in Zwingle, Iowa, to Steven Nelson and Elsie Marguerite (Hoerschelman) Davis. She grew up in Maquoketa and attended Maquoketa schools. She married Donald L. "Don" Easton on July 27, 1952 in Kahoka, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 10, 2003.
Maxine had worked at National Tea grocery stores along with Don as a checker and later as the stores bookkeeper. Don then managed a Hy-Vee store in Marshalltown and Maxine was the bookkeeper for the store during the 1960's and 1970's. Maxine and Don then owned a Coast to Coast store in Festus, Missouri and a Big A Auto Parts store in Ft. Madison, Iowa, where they worked together for years during the 70's and 80's. Maxine again did the bookkeeping for both stores. They retired from the auto parts store to their home in Maquoketa.
Maxine loved boating and fishing with Don. They had a camper and traveled a lot camping and fishing. She also enjoyed reading, soap operas and spending time with family and friends.
Maxine is survived by her children, Pamela (Joe) Ampulski of Cedar Rapids, IA, Barry (& fiancé Amalia) Easton of Flagstaff, AZ, and Tamara (Bill) Cochran of East Moline, IL; 6 grandchildren, Jacqueline, Danielle, Elizabeth, Shanda, Matt and Erin; sisters, Darlene Kirchhoff of Maquoketa, IA, and Joyce Timmins of Maquoketa, IA; and a sister-in-law, Carol Davis of Maquoketa, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and 3 brothers, Robert, Kenneth and Donald.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Maxine D. Easton memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.