Joline Hackman Maxfield, 90, of Stone Mountain, passed away on January 15, 2017 in Decatur, GA. Joline was born in Denver, Pennsylvania to Monroe and Marie (Sweigart) Hackman on March 4, 1926. She graduated from Denver (PA) High School (’44) and attended Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. She met her husband, Robert Maxfield, while he served in the US Marine Corps during WW2. They wrote each other as distant pen pals, fell in love, and were married in 1946. Joline prided herself as a homemaker and mother, raising 4 boys. Joline was an active member of Stone Mountain United Methodist Church where she served in the church choir for over 30 years. She was also active in the Meals on Wheels ministry as well as the Wesley’s Walk for Others that was hosted by the church for many years. Joline is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Roger and sister Hazel Fichthorn, and her son Patrick. Joline is survived by her husband Robert and sons, Stephen, Michael, and Jack. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday February 10, 2017 at 11 AM at Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, Stone Mountain GA Memorial donations may be made to Stone Mountain Cooperative Ecumenical Ministries P.O. Box 2474 Stone Mountain, GA 30083. The family wishes to extend gratitude to Medlock Gardens Assisted Living in Decatur as well as Dynamic Hospice for the loving care and support they provided Joline in her final days.

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  1. One of the nicest ladies that we knew. She never forgot birthdays and anniversaries and always sent cards.

  2. Joline was a wonderful lady. She was a talented lady with a great sense of humor.. We will miss her at Stone Mountain Methodist Church where she served so faithfully for many years. We send love and sympathy.

    Pete and Berna Spencer

  3. Joline was such a kind and lovely person. Always sending thoughtful notes to let you know you were appreciated. Even in her last days she managed that sweet smile. She was a wonderful Christian. My love and condolences to Bob and the family.

  4. Mike, Carol and I wish to offer our condolences to you and your family. May you all find comfort in the memories.

    Eddie and Carol

  5. Patrice Wright Dennison- My mother Audrey Hackman Wright was Jolene’s cousin. She died in 2011.
    Jolene and I share the same March 4th birthday and she sent me birthday cards for years. I eventually reciprocated.
    I met Jolene in Collingswood ,NJ visiting my parents.

    More recently Robert contacted me by mail and we began corresponding.
    My most recent letter was returned.
    Trying to track him down.

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