Larry “Ike” Maxwell – The Daily Reporter


Larry “Ike” Maxwell, 92, of Greenfield, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024, at his residence. He was born March 28, 1932 in Rush County, Indiana to the late Earnest & Eva (Roberts) Maxwell. Ike married Barbara Jean (Wickliff) Maxwell on July 3, 1955.

Ike has worked and held many different jobs throughout his career. He’s done everything from being a farm manager at the Pendleton Reformatory to being self-employed. No matter what he did, he always had a good work ethic and worked proudly until he was about 80 years old. He was one of the original members of Trinity Park United Methodist Church in Greenfield. He was a member of the Hancock County Antique Tractor Club and a 25-year member of the Pioneer Village at the Indiana State Fair.

Ike is survived by his son, Doug (Deborah) Maxwell of Greenfield; grandchildren, Chris &Lisa Tutrow; Amber Karkowski (Mike Morgan); great-grandchildren, Zachary, Lucas and Kye Tutrow; Austin Tserlentakis; and Ava Morgan; and several nieces and nephews. Ike is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Maxwell; seven brothers; and three sisters.

Private graveside services will be held by immediate family. A public memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the Pioneer Building at the Hancock County Fairgrounds.

Charitable donations in Ike’s memory may be sent to Hancock County Agriculture Association/Pioneer Building, 620 Apple St. Greenfield, IN 46140 or Trinity Park Church, 207 W. Park Ave, Greenfield, IN 46140.

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