Lori H. Maxwell
Lori H. Maxwell
  • March 29, 1960 - November 11, 2017
  • Colleyville, Texas

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Lori Maxwell, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away peacefully on the 11th of November in Colleyville, Texas. She was 57 years of age.

A visitation will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville, Texas from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday November 15th, and her service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Thursday November 16th immediately followed by a reception. A second visitation will be held at the Boardman Smith Funeral Home in Springfield, Illinois on Sunday November 19th from 10:30-11:30 AM, followed by her service and interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois at Noon.

Lori was best known for her gift of design for interior decorating and landscape architecture. Her skills were featured in multiple magazines over her years, and were frequently called upon by her friends and family. She achieved the title of Texas Master Gardener after a lengthy course of study, and volunteered her services to design and decorate many public spaces within her communities. Always the gracious host, Lori loved to keep her social life busy and frequently entertained in her home. Many of the quick friendships she made along her journey lasted her a lifetime. She is remembered as a kind spirit who cared not for labels or prejudices. To Lori, everyone was deserving of compassion, and she often showed it to those who were working through difficult times. She participated in National Charity League, was the President of her children’s Parent Teacher Association, held several Church positions, was a member of numerous neighborhood associations, lead her kid’s athletic support groups before they attended college, and donated time and money to various philanthropies. Her professional career was focused on technology education and documentation. She held positions of increasing responsibility within prominent corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Nestle Foods. Her most notable project was establishing, building, and leading a regional technology training center for the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Her time at Culver-Stockton College prepared her for her professional life where she studied psychology, and was active in Alpha Xi Delta sorority, as well as many other clubs and activities. Quincy, Illinois was very special to Lori. There, she established her foundations and many friendships which would last her through the rest of her adult life. While attending Quincy Senior High she participated in student council, choir, theater, and competed at the state level for track and field. She will always be remembered as a model wife and mother, dedicated daughter and big sister, and lifelong friend that left us all too soon.

Lori is preceded in death by her father, Wayne Hutchison. She is survived by her mother, Lucille Schroeder of Elk River, Minnesota, her husband, Phillip Maxwell of Colleyville, Texas, two children, Jonathan Gurnik of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Lauren Moseley of Chicago, Illinois, and her sisters, Lenae Johnson of Elk River, Minnesota and Nicole Jett of Coral Springs, Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas to support head and neck cancer research, or to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri in memory of Lori Maxwell. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bluebonnethills.com.