Gloria L. Maxwell

Posted March 31, 2016 at 11:18 am

Gloria L. Maxwell, 83, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016, in Mercy Hospital ICU, Springfield. She was born July 22, 1932, in the Cedar County family home, the second of three children born to Herman and Violet Hertzberg.

She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1950. She received her apprenticeship in Cosmetology under Lillian Sunderwirth. She worked for Lillian for many years before an early retirement due to developing rheumatoid arthritis. She loved people and loved taking care of her clients’ hair.

Gloria was united in marriage to Jerry N. Maxwell on April 23, 1961, and began their life in the El Dorado Springs Community. To this union a daughter was born. She was

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    On Nov. 12, 1936, Herman married Georgia M. Batterson in El Dorado Springs. To this union one son was born, Michael W. Hallford.

    Around 1939, he

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    Art served in the United States Army from Feb. 1945 to Dec. 1946. He was a Sergeant in the 13th Army Air

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    Dixie was born Aug. 16, 1919, in Cooper County, MO to Tandy Newton and Mamie (Tucker) Dix. She married John Robert Thomas in Reno, NV, on

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    Cecil attended school as a child and began working as a young man. He worked in sawmills, lumberyards and in landscaping, as well as some time with National Plastic in Kansas City. In 1963, he began working at Dunbrooke in

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    Winona, as she was known, spent her early years in Arkansas where she attended school and at the age of 16 was united in marriage to Carlton Daniel Garrett. Together the couple became the

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    Pat graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1942, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and earned a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Pittsburg State University. She taught for

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    Bill was drafted into the Army and went to Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge.

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