Joan Marie Maxwell nee Roller, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2018

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 8th, 2018

MaxwellJoan Marie Maxwell nee Roller, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2018, at the age of 85.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Thursday, November 15 from 10:30 AM until the time of a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 550 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn.  Interment private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.

Joan was the loving mother of Sandra (Matthew) Novak, Kimberly (David J.) Traxler and John (Beth); cherished grandmother of Christie Novak, Jean (James) Meisenburg, David D. (Emily) Traxler, Kate Traxler, Amy (David) Andris and Jonathan Maxwell; great-grandmother of Elizabeth and Clay Andris and Matthew Meisenburg; and aunt and great-aunt of many.

Joan was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John L. and her dear sister, Dorothy (Robert) Poore.

The daughter of the late Frieda and William Roller, Joan was born in Chicago, September 26, 1933. Living with her grandparents, Joan had a close knit family with her sister, Dorree, and many aunts and uncles. Her family loved to sing and dance, particularly in the kitchen.

Joan married her beloved husband, John on September 12, 1953 in Chicago. They had three children, Sandie, Kim, and John, and began raising their family while living in Evanston.

Joan had the gift of hospitality, making lifelong friends while living in Bloomington, IL, Hot Springs Village, AR, and most recently in the Lisle and Glen Ellyn areas. She was passionate about her family, always available to lend an ear and a hug. She loved to cook and entertain.

Joan will be remembered for how she lived, with a smile on her face and a warm and compassionate way with people. She loved to laugh, to hold hands, to hug, surrounding herself with family and friends. God blessed us with a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

The family would like to give special thanks to Joan’s caregivers at Atria Park, Glen Ellyn and Angels Grace Hospice. We cannot thank you enough for the kindness and gentle care you gave our mother. We would also like to thank her pastor, Jonathan Hancock for his many visits, talks, thoughts, and caring for Mom over the recent years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Angels Grace Hospice, First Presbyterian Church, or a charity of your choice.

Call 888-629-0094 for more information.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Marcia says:

    I am very sorry for the family’s loss. My greatest sympathies goes out to you. I hope during this difficult time you find comfort in one another as well as in God’s promises for the future. Revelation 21:4

  2. Mary and Tom Thill says:

    Very sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out for all of you.

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