In Memory of Marian F. Maxwell

Bonnie let us know today that Paul Maxwell’s mother Marian passed away. Paul gave us permission to post her obituary as a tribute to her life.

Marian Maxwell

Marian F. Maxwell, of Oaknoll Retirement Community, passed away at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City, on August 8, 2014, following a long illness. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Marian was born in Davenport on June 10, 1925 to Drs. Robert and Blanche Getman. Marian graduated from Davenport High School and the University of Iowa in 1947 and married Dr. John R. Maxwell in Davenport, Iowa. Her main interests were her family and reading, particularly history and historical novels.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dr. Robert J. Getman and infant Lyle.

She is survived by her husband; daughters Christy McGinty and Carol Gorman (Ed) of Cedar Rapids; sons Paul Maxwell of Arlington, VA and Dr. Steven Maxwell (Virginia Cox) of Dubuque; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Christina Donelson and the staff at Mercy Hospice for their loving care. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Iowa City Hospice, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at