Margaret Isham Maxam

Margaret Isham MaxamMargaret Isham Maxam, 70, of Phoenix, NY passed away peacefully with her husband and family at her side on Thursday morning November 20, 2014.

She was born to her late parents, Eva M. (Thompson) and Charles H. Isham on May 21, 1944. Margaret was a graduate of J. C. Birdlebough High School, Phoenix, class of 1962. She furthered he studies at Central City Business School, Syracuse. Margaret was a supervising secretary for Coopers and Lybrand Co., Syracuse, for 35 years. In 1988, she received the “Living the Cooper and Lybrand Commitment Award.” As a life member of Phoenix United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School for 35 years; was president of the U.M.W. for 20 years, a volunteer at the Teen Center inside the church and she volunteered at the Phoenix Area Food Pantry as well. Margaret’s love for children and family and friends was shown by her and her husband Dennis, by hosting many family reunion gatherings and the P.U.M. Church Sunday School Rally Day and Fishing Derby at their home.

Besides her mother, Eva, who died in 1992, and her father, Charles, who died in 2009, she was predeceased by her brother, Charles Wayne Isham in 1995.

Surviving are her loving husband of 46 years, Dennis M. Maxam; her daughter and her son-in-law, Peggy D. Maxam Farr and Patrick Farr of North Carolina; her sons, Marc E. Maxam and Kirk C. Maxam both of Phoenix; her three grandchildren, Tyler P. Farr, Amanda M. Farr and MacKenzie S. Maxam; her sister, Carlene and brother-in-law, Chuck Gorman of Granby brother-in-law, Charles A. F. Maxam of Syracuse; her brother-in-law and his wife, Leo F. and Sandy (Cronk) Maxam of Syracuse; Gloria Isham of Phoenix, a sister-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends.

Calling hours will be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

The funeral service will be on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Phoenix United Methodist Church, 49 Jefferson St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Marion Moore-Calgan presiding pastor and the Rev. Susan Townsend.

Burial will follow in Chase Cemetery, 9450 State Route 48, Phoenix.

Margaret’s motto was “Live to Love.”

She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Contributions in Margaret’s memory to: Phoenix United Methodist Church for either Sunday School Program, United Methodist Women, or the Teen Center.

Also, contributions can be made to Phoenix Area Food Pantry, 43 Bridge St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

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  1. We called her Ellen as we already had a Maragaret at C&L. She started work there the same day I did in 1963. She was always friendly and competent. When I left the firm in 1979, I went with a client and continued to find the same qualities when I had a problem. She was a great lady. My sympathies to her family.

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