Lucille Maxine Irvin was born on June 16, 1919 in Raleigh, Illinois. She was the daughter of Harry and Prudence Abney. Her parents and her brother Paul Abney preceded her in death. She married Harold Pearce Irvin also of Raleigh, Illinois. They had two children Cynthia Irvin (Roberts) and Edward Owen Irvin. Her husband and her son preceded her in death. Maxine and Pearce worked in an airplane factory In Detroit Michigan during WWll. They returned to Southern Illinois where they managed a general store in Raleigh, Illinois and later they managed the Crossroads restaurant in Eldorado, Illinois. They moved to Rosiclare, Illinois in 1955 and ran the Irvin Pontiac dealership. Maxine was a compassionate and wise woman who touched many people in her life. People valued her ability to listen with her heart and willingness to share wise counsel. She shared a home in the summer with her grandson and his wife, J.P. and Susan Vaughn in Louisville, Kentucky. In the winter she lived in her southern home with her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Stephen Roberts, in Davie, Florida. She loved being a snow-bird.
Maxine enjoyed life and loved people. She valued the many friends she had. And family was extremely important to Maxine. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She taught her children and grandchildren the importance of home and family. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and treasured time spent with them and always wanted to know what was happening in each of their lives. Her grandchildren are J.P. Vaughn, Vanessa Stewart, Cassie Vaughn, Jeremy Irvin, and Mandy Lueker. Great-grandchildren are Bart Robinson, Lacey Robinson, John Vaughn, Sophia Lavenka, Tyler Lavenka, Chase Irvin, Emery Lueker, Elaina Lueker, and Ellison Lueker. She also had beloved nieces and nephews. She was a deeply spiritual woman. She knew that she was on earth to be an expression of love and she was a bright light to all who met her. Maxine died March 10, 2017 in Pembroke Pines Florida. She held an assurance that her life is Eternal. Her spirit shone brightly while of this Earth and shines still and forevermore. She will live in the memories of all who knew and loved her.