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Mildred Maddox

Thursday, September 22, 2005

CUMINS, Mich. - Mildred M. Maddox, 92, died Sept. 19, 2005, at the AuSable Valley Home in Cumins.

Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Puxico, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Bertha Willis Goble. She had lived in St. Louis where she and her husband operated a grocery store in the 1930s. She became a real estate agent in the 1950s and in 1957 purchased the Dearborn Valley Real Estate and Insurance Agency. In 1965, she purchased the Mil-Crest Restaurant in Warren and in 1970 owned the Northwood Motel in Mio. She won a new automobile in Florida for her Tupperware sales. During the American bicentennial, one of her self-designed quilts hung in the governor's mansion. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Butler City. She enjoyed quilting, making antique reproductions dolls and genealogy research.

She was married to Tucker Maddox who preceded her in death in 1973.

Survivors include: one son, Kenneth Maddox of Tucson, Ariz; three daughters, Norma Elvera Brown of Plymouth, Ruth Virginia Maxwell of Cumins and Katheryn Carol Haddad of Windsor, Ontario; one brother, Garland Goble of Stockbridge; one sister, Pauline Van Hooser of Jonesboro, Ark.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Burial will follow in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico.