Dale Maxson

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Coffeyville -

Dale D. Maxson, 91, of rural Edna, passed away Thursday January 10, 2013 at Windsor Place Nursing Home.

He was born on November 17, 1921 to Irvan and Jeniva (Duncan) Maxson in rural Edna. He grew up and attended elementary school in Hawkin south of Edna and graduated high school from Edna.

In 1941 he joined the U.S. Army Air Corp, Dale was one the first 20 year olds out of Labette County to be drafted. He served in World War II, he was a Quarter Master and  a Supply Sergant.

On January 1, 1942 he married Winifred Higginson in McPherson, KS. They made their home in Edna on their ranch.

Growing up Dale worked as Livestock Commission for Maxson Commission Firm that was located in Coffeyville, Parsons and Joplin. After he returend from the Army he went and worked for Armor as a order buyer. In 1956 they built a sale barn in Welch, OK the company later became Maxson Sale Company Incorporated with Sale Barns in Welch and South Coffeyville.  In 1975 and 1976 they sold the two sale barns and continued as  Maxson Sale Company Auction Services.

Dale was a lifetime Rancher, he also was an auctioneer.

He was a member of the Edna United Methodist Church, Edna Masonic Lodge #345 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, and Shrine, Salvation Army, Gideon Society, Farm Beaurea, Bartlette Co-Op Assn, VFW, American Quarter Horse Assn, Coffeyville Interstate Fair Board, Honorary Chapter Farmer, FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer USD 506, Coffeyville FFA, Rural Water District No.8 Board, Charter Member Edna Roundup Club, Kansas State FFA Honorary Farmer, Kansas State Farmer Homemaker. .

He is survived by two sons; Danny Maxson and his wife Peggy of Welch OK, and Rickey Maxson of Monkey Island, OK, one daughter; Kristi Esquibel and her husband Mike of Edna, one sister; Wanda Ladage of Parsons, five grandchildren, Timmy Tyson Maxson and wife Teresa, Tracy Joe Maxson and wife Kim, Ryle Duncan Maxson and wife Ashley, Karen Ann Maxson, and Michael Rio Esquibel; and four great-grandchildren, Tegan, Maxson, Taya Maxson, Taliyah Maxson, and Tracer Maxson.

He is preceded in death by his wife, one son; Timmy Dale Maxon October 4, 1964, three brothers and one sister.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday January 16, 2013 at the Edna United Methodist Church, with Rev. Lane Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the North Edna Cemetery.  Masonic Rites will be conducted by Edna Masonic Lodge #345 A.F. & A.M.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2: 00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, and from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Edna United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Church in Edna.

The family suggest memorials to the Edan United Methodist Church, the Dale Maxson Labette County FFA Scholarship fund or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice; contributions may be left eith the funeral home or mailed c/o David W. Barnes Funeral Home, 306 North Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Clint & Jana Kastler January 17, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Dear Maxson Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Your are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was such a nice man, will be missed.

Stan Wilkins January 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm

It was a special privilege to be a friend of Dale and Winifred Maxson. I have many fond memories of the formative years of USD 506 and Dale’s dedicated service as a board member. I’ll always remember his “As the man says…” followed by his own words of great wisdom which helped solve many a problem. He was a good man who lived a good life and did a lot of good for others. He left a great heritage for his family and a lot of good memories for the rest of us.

Jean &John Eli January 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Dale will be as much missed as he was LOVED!

Donna Lotz January 16, 2013 at 11:08 am

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I remember so many things about Dale and Winifred, but most of all, I remember how good they both were to me. Dale will be greatly missed as is Winifred. May God Bless you all at this time and just remember the good times and precious memories.
Love to you all.

Coffeyville Resource Fire Departmetn January 16, 2013 at 10:37 am

Dear Maxson Family,
We are saddened to hear about the loss of your father/grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and trust that God will surround you with his loving arms. May all of your memories be filled with the happiness you shared with you him.
Coffeyville Resources Fire Department
Emergency Response Team

Larry Long January 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Your Dad is and one was one of the finest frineds I ever had.I will never forget haw Dale and your entire family embraced me as family my entire life.Thank you.You have all of my sympathy GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU

Russell & Norita Martin January 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family in your loss. Dale and Winifred were wonderful people and our families have enjoyed a long and loving friendship for many years. Memories of our parents and those times they shared, especially in the cattle business, will always be a source of encouragement.

Marvin and Jo Ann Carney January 14, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Dear Family,
We are very sorry for your great loss.
We will miss our good neighbor,friend, too.
We send our love and deepest sympathy to all of you.

Phil Baker January 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

It was my pleasure to know the whole Family including Tim. Dale and Winny were as fine a people as I ever knew. I’m sure he will be missed by family and friends. He left his mark on Edna and it was a good one.

J. R. Cook January 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm

What an impressive list of organizations in which he participated! Dale definitely made a difference with his life.

He was also proud of being a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklaoma and kept abreast of what was happening in “Indian Country.”

My condolances to his family and friends.

Wayne C. Dahring January 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

Dear Danny and Family: Please accept my condolences for the great loss of your father. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family at this time. Warmest Regards, Wayne

Larry, Susan, AlyRae & Tory Melton January 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Prayers for you all at this difficult time. Always enjoyed hearing Dale sing the hymns at church, will miss him and his joyful voice.
Kristi, (this is from Susan) it was so heartwarming to see the way you tended to your Dad by bringing him to Rio’s school functions and to church, etc. There is something about the bond between a girl and her Daddy that no one can take away, not even death. You know in your heart that you took care of your Dad as best you could, and he knew that, too. Love and Prayers

Lanny Eubanks January 13, 2013 at 1:21 am

My sympathy goes to you all. I remember Dale when I was young and living at Valeda. He was a dedicated man who had concern for many things. He helped so many people through the years and did help some of the younger generation to learn about cattle . I pray God gives you all strength in this time of sorrow.

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