Maxine Hargrave, age 95, of Johnsonville, Illinois, passed away early Monday morning, March 2, 2020, at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Mt. Vernon.
She was born May 3, 1924, in rural Xenia, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Joyce (Dunlap) Clements. She was united in marriage to Rev. O. E. “Jack” Hargrave November 19, 1942, in St. Louis, MO, and together they shared 64 wedding anniversaries until his death June 16, 2007.
Maxine owned and operated her own beauty shop since the age of 17, and went on to a 50-year career as a hairdresser. She was a lifelong member of Providence General Baptist Church in Johnsonville, and assisted and supported Jack in several Baptist ministries that he tended over the years. Maxine enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and painting. She cherished time spent with her family and will be remembered for her laughter and smile.
She is survived by a daughter: Kay (Ron) Hampton of Owensboro, KY; 2 sons: Daryl (Mary Kay) Hargrave of Johnsonville and Alan Hargrave of Muncie, IN; 5 grandchildren: Tim (Amanda Jane) Hampton, Jo Ann Atwood, Lee (Isis) Hargrave, Amanda (Greg) Upchurch, and Lindsey (Chad) Edmison; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Peggy (Don) Barnard of Cisne.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Jack Hargrave; an infant daughter: Janet Lynn; and a brother: Lloyd Clements.
A funeral service will be held 2 PM Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Providence General Baptist Church in Johnsonville, with Ron Hampton officiating. Interment will follow in Johnsonville Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturday at the church. Memorial donations are suggested to Providence General Baptist Church or SSM Health at Home Hospice. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com