Monday, July 4, 2011

Ulah Maxine Baxter Matayo, 1920-2011

Peoria Journal Star - 4 July 2011
  Canton, Illinois - Maxine Matayo, 91, formerly of Canton, died at 9:15 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
  Born March 20, 1920, in Jerome, Iowa, to William and Elizabeth Rodgers Baxter, she married Stanko Matayo on Oct. 1, 1938, in Fort Madison, Iowa.
  Surviving are one daughter, Janice (Ron) Skinner of East Peoria, one son, Stanko Kent (Marsha) Matayo of Bella Vista, Ark., one daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Bill) Watkins of Russellville, Ark., seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanko, on Oct. 9, 2001; by one son, David, on March 30, 1980; and by five brothers and eight sisters.
  She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Canton.
  There will be a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6 at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. There will be no visitation.
  Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the Jehovah's Witnesses, 1566 E. Ash St., Canton, IL 61520.
  Online condolences may be posted at
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of the above obituary to The Jerome Journal by Gary Craver of Centerville, Iowa.

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