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Muriel I. Maxwell

July 21, 1928 - Jan. 19, 2008 COTTONWOOD -- Muriel Ione Maxwell, 79, of Cottonwood died Saturday at Clarkfield Care Center. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Wood Lake. Visitation will be one hour prior to t...

July 21, 1928 - Jan. 19, 2008

COTTONWOOD -- Muriel Ione Maxwell, 79, of Cottonwood died Saturday at Clarkfield Care Center.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Wood Lake.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Arrangements are by the Sunset Funeral and Cremation Association of Echo and Wabasso.

She was born July 21, 1928, in Stanley Township, Lyon County, to Samuel and Anna (Kofoot) Maxwell. She grew up on the family farm and attended school at District 75. She graduated from Milroy High School in 1949.

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She lived in Marshall, Worthington, Amiret, and Cottonwood. She worked as a chambermaid in the New Atlantic Hotel in Marshall, in the kitchen at Louis Memorial Hospital in Marshall, and as a nanny for Jim LaVoy family. She also worked as a caretaker for several older women in Marshall, in the kitchen at the Cottonwood Public School and as a cook for the Senior Meal Site in Cottonwood. She retired after her health failed last fall.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wood Lake, where she served as treasurer for a number of years and was a member of the ladies aid.

She is survived by her brother: Arvid (and Nancy) Maxwell of Willmar; five nieces and nephews; and 18 great-nieces and nephews and two great-great nieces.

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

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