Minnie (Chastain) Maxwell Carder

August 8, 1925March 1, 2020

Minnie (Chastain) Maxwell Carder passed away March 1, 2020 after having some illnesses during the past few years. Minnie was born on August 8, 1925, to Joseph and Frances Etta Chastain in Conway, Arkansas.

The family came to Oklahoma by wagon when Minnie was an infant.

Minnie met Lloyd Maxwell in 1943 and they resided in Edmond until his death in 1981. They had five children, some of whom still live in Edmond today.

Minnie married Curtis Carder in 1985. She was a wonderful and polite woman who loved her family and helping other people. She enjoyed sewing clothes for other people in her spare time and was very active in a bowling league in her home town. Her family would take camping trips to Roman Nose State Park for small vacations and enjoyed time spent at Lake Eufaula. She worked as a meat cutter for Safeway Grocery for many years, before taking time to become a stay at home mother until the kids were all old enough to go to school.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lloyd Maxwell and Curtis Carder; three brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by her children: Frances Neely, Sharon McKinnon, Larry Maxwell, Lloyd Maxwell Jr., and Donald Maxwell; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.


  • Justin Wilson
  • Cameron Wilson
  • Ryan Lucas
  • Jesse Cannon
  • Todd Neely
  • Caleb Hutton


  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, March 6, 2020


Minnie (Chastain) Maxwell Carder

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Jan I Chastain Harrison

March 4, 2020

I always loved to hear my family sing when we all were together at family gatherings, but I can only imagine them in their reunion as my Aunt Minnie arrived and entered those beautiful gates and they all joined in, “What a day of rejoicing that will be!” That makes me smile, just as my Aunt Minnie always made me also.

Jan I Chastain Harrison

March 3, 2020

Aunt Minnie always telling me that “Boots” wouldn’t bite me. But she never ever really had me convinced of that. Boots scared me like crazy!