Mary Lou Maxwell, 84, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at a local hospice home. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Van Buren. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Ora V. (Hammock) Maxwell; and one brother, William Maxwell.

She is survived by her cousins, Jo Jaycox and husband Joe of Bella Vista, Ark., Linda Collier of Belleville, Ill., and Frank Peterson and wife Helen of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Circle of Life Hospice House, 1201 N.E. Legacy Parkway, Bentonville, AR 72712 or

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