Maxine J. Burns

Jul 4th, 1929 - Mar 15th, 2020


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Mar. 19th, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Mar. 19th, 2020 11:00 a.m.


Rose Hill Cemetery

Thu, Mar. 19th, 2020

Maxine J. Burns

Maxine J. Burns, age 90, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 9:35 p.m. at Angel Acres.

Maxine was born on July 4, 1929 in West Frankfort, Illinois, the daughter of Delmar and Bessie Ethel (Clem) Cunningham.  She first married Joseph Quayle and to that union a son was born.  He preceded her in death on December 21, 1951.  She later married James Ralph Burns on November 10, 1956 in West Frankfort, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2008.  Maxine worked as an admitting/billing clerk for Marion Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of the Marion Memorial Hospital Retiree’s Association, First Christian Church of Marion, the Christian Women’s Fellowship at First Christian Church, and was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliaries of Marion.  Maxine was an animal lover and enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers, listening to the radio, reading the newspaper, camping, traveling and spending time with her family.  She was also an avid fan of the U.K. Wildcats and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Survivors include her five children, George W. Quayle of West Frankfort, Gayle (Jesse) Abney of Grand Junction, Colorado, Debra (Dr. Jeffrey) Nagle of Marion, Rick Burns of Marion and Mary Ann (Shannon) Wimberly of Marion; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and her beloved cat, Pumpkin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, Joseph Quayle and James Burns.

Funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend William Rucker officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to First Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Janice Quayle

    From: West Frankfort , Illinois

    Date: March 16, 2020

    I love you Mom. I will miss you dearly. Thank you for accepting me as I was. Love you to the moon and back.
    Love Janice

  • Guest: Mike and Geri Boudreau

    From: Champaign, Illinois

    Date: March 16, 2020

    Maxine was a lovely, person. Rick, we are sorry for your loss.
    Geri & Mike

  • Guest: Evelyn Quayle Jones

    From: Schererville, Indiana

    Date: March 17, 2020

    My sister’s and I will always remember our Aunt Maxine as a strong, gentle woman, and how we enjoyed those visits with you all, by Grandma Quayle’s.
    Sorry for your loss, she will be missed. George was so good at sharing pictures of her at family gatherings. Sorry we can’t be with you all.
    Take care.
    Love, Ken and Evelyn Ruth Quayle-Jones

  • Guest: Jack & Jackie Anderson

    From: Mason City, Illinois

    Date: March 17, 2020

    We send you our sympathy on the loss of your most compassionate mother. Maxine left unforgettable “footprints” on those blessed to be her family and friends. Praying for God to comfort you in your grief.

  • Guest: Teresa Bloodworth

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 18, 2020

    Mary, You had a very sweet Mother and I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Jacquelyne Quayle

    From: Phoenix, Arizona

    Date: March 18, 2020

    Dear George & Family. So sorry to hear of Aunt Maxines passing. She was a sweet, lovely & welcoming woman. I know she will truly be missed. Deepest love and sympathy to you all.

  • Guest: James

    From: Geneseo , Illinois

    Date: March 18, 2020

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother she sounds like she was a fine mother and grandmother especially when I read she was a CARDINALS FAN. May the Lord comfort you and the family thru this tough time. Your friend James Banister

  • Guest: Lana Logsdon

    From: Pinckneyville , Illinois

    Date: March 18, 2020

    Do to the circumstances we will not be coming. So sorry for your loss. She was a fine lady. Your family will be in our prayers.

    From Mike and Lana Logsdon

  • Guest: Mary Stough

    From: Spencer, Indiana

    Date: March 18, 2020

    Grieving the loss of your Mom with you, Rick. She raised a wonderful son, so she must have been a beautiful mother! Heaven’s gain is our loss.

  • Guest: Ann Moore

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: March 19, 2020

    Your mom was the epitome of the word lady. I always looked for her on Sunday mornings at church because she always had that sweet smile and a kind word for everyone. I can only imagine how much you will miss her, but rest assured she is truly in a better place and smiling on her family right now.