A Celebration of Life Service will be held for
Jeffrey D. Maxwell on Saturday, July 24,2021 from
4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 263
1740 5th street Lincoln, Illinois
Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln
Jeffrey D. Maxwell, 56, of Lincoln
left this earth on February 13, 2021 to be reunited
with his sister, Janine, and his parents, Wilma and
Jim Maxwell, in heaven.
Born in Peoria on July 24, 1964, Jeff
and his family would move to their family farm south
of Manito where he spent most of his childhood.
Here Jeff would attend the Forman
School System and the Forest City Community Church.
Jeff would participate in many activities and groups
where he would excel as well as making lifelong
friends along the way.
Later Jeff would move to Pittsfield,
where he finished out his high school education at
Pittsfield High School. Here he would participate in
music, choir, theatre, and other activities, such as
student council, Latin Club, Spanish Club, and many
more. He also was named Prom King at Pittsfield High
School his Junior year. He loved being involved.
Most importantly, this is where he met the love of
his life, Rebecca Lemons.
Graduating from Pittsfield High
School in 1982 he would continue his education at
Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville,
MO, graduating with a degree in
The best was yet to come when he wed
his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Lemons, on
August 8, 1987 in Pittsfield. It was the hottest day
of the year, but it was the event of the season
being one of the largest weddings in Pittsfield.
Once married, Jeff and Becky moved to
Morris, where they welcomed their first born, Adam
Jeffrey Maxwell, their pride and joy, on December
24, 1989 a Christmas miracle.
Jeff, Becky, and Adam would later
move to Lincoln, where they would find their forever
home. While in Lincoln, they welcomed their second
child, Anna-Grace Maxwell, on October 5, 1993 who
would become Jeff’s princess.
Jeff loved his children more than
anything and was beyond proud of the achievements
and accomplishments they both have made. He could
not have a conversation without mentioning how proud
he was of both of his children. They were his
Jeff left a lasting impression on
everyone he encountered. He was known as the life of
the party as well as being able to make everyone
Jeff was a devoted Radio Personality
for WLCN 96.3FM and always said he had a face for
radio. His voice was very distinguished and one of a
kind. He loved music as much as he loved being the
center of attention.
He was also a caring and
compassionate man that loved deeply. He made
lifelong friends throughout his journey through life
and will be missed by many. Very few can say they
did not know Jeff #2.
Jeff is survived by; his wife,
Rebecca Maxwell, of Lincoln, son, Adam Jeffrey
Maxwell, of Lincoln, daughter and son-in-law,
Anna-Grace and Dirk Conrady, of Lincoln.
Jeff’s final wishes of being an organ
donor were honored.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the James B. Maxwell
Memorial Educational Scholarship Fund or to the Gift
of Hope ℅ Peasley Funeral Home, 401 Delavan Street,
Lincoln, IL, 62656.
Cremation Rites have been accorded
with a Celebration of Life to be planned for a later
Final arrangements are entrusted with
Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.
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