Martha Evalyn Maxwell


Martha Evalyn Maxwell, 86, passed away September 9, 2019. Martha was born March 25, 1933 in Golden City, MO to Lyman Kentner and Eva “Hastings” Kentner. Martha was a lifetime Carthage resident and was a switch board operator retiring from the Tri-State Motor Transit of Duenweg.

Martha was united in marriage to Carroll Edward Maxwell July 3, 1954 in Tulsa, OK; he preceded her in death November 1, 1999.

Martha is survived by four sons; Craig Maxwell and wife Nancy, Curtis Maxwell, Kelly Maxwell and wife Rhondi, Chad Maxwell and wife Vicky, all of Carthage; twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; one brother, Gary Kentner of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Mary Lollor of Colony, TX and Erma McGuire of Maple Grove, MO.


Martha was preceded in death by her parents and husband; one son, Jaimi Maxwell who passed February 1, 2016; two sisters, Phyllis McGuire and Joan Tierney; two brothers, L.W. Kentner and J.C. Kentner; and one great granddaughter.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Ulmer Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Cemetery in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.

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