James R. Maxwell

October 29, 1928April 19, 2021

James Rue Maxwell, 92, passed away on April 19, 2021.

He was born to Ralph and Mary Maxwell on October 29, 1928 in Parsons, Kansas.

James is survived by his daughter, Jean (David) Fahrbach, son Alan; grandchildren, Evan (Shauney) Fahrbach. Preceded in death by his wife Nurena Jo; brother, Joe Maxwell; sister, Ada Jane Walters.

A Memorial Service for James will be held May 11, 2021, in the Lakeview Chapel at 11am.

James' final resting place will be at Lakeview Cemetery.


  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021


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Ron Eyres

May 10, 2021

Jim and I along with some "Old Car Guys" (Both the guys and the cars were old) shared breakfast together at Jimmie's Diner every Wednesday morning for perhaps ten years. We solved most of the world's problems with rather unique and inventive solutions! Jim often came up with the most outrageous ideas, some of which would probably have worked! Only problem was we never knew if he was being serious of pulling our legs! Such a delightful sense of humor but always couched with that mysterious smile as if he knew something we didn't, which was usually the case. How I cherished those early morning conversations, the comradery, the subtle messages, and just the fun of being Jim's friend, nothing can ever replace that special kind of friendship.

Harriet Green

May 6, 2021

Oh, the memories of Jim & Jo!! The Maxwell's and the Green's enjoyed many tours together beginning with the first time we had taken in an Aircap tour based out of Wichita back in the 80's. Our daughter Sue would be with us and she was absolutely smitten with both Jo and Jim!! She had so much fun with them and the antics they would pull!! She just shared with me this past weekend that she would write letters to them and Jo would write her back! Both Jim & Jo were so very kind to our family, urging us to purchase Wayne's Maxwell; worked with Jerry in the mechanics of Maxi; the Maxwell's and Mann's coming to Jerry when he was ill with many wonderful memories. He, along with Jo, will be missed by all!! Thanks for the memories.....

Dan Closson

May 4, 2021

I remember Jim’s good stories about being raised on the farm near Parsons. We always had a lot to talk about as we both worked in grain elevators and rode motorcycles in our younger days. Thanks for sharing your great cars, touring together, the visits sitting on your driveway and all the good laughs!
“See you at breakfast Jim.”

norma Clutter

April 28, 2021

Jack and I had lots of fun with Jo and Jimmy Maxwell. Square danced and we were the best. Traveled over Colorado and camped and then we cycled over mountain trails. Then we joined the Horseless Carriage Club and lots more fun. We traveled over many a country road and experienced many challenges with antique cars.