Thursday, October 3, 2013

William Maxwell Webb

Memorial  Blanket by Nancy Burban

William Maxwell Webb was a kind, sensitive 16 year old  who loved nature, animals, plants and owned a seed company. He also helped around the family funeral home. He was carried to heaven by the angels much too soon.

His family and friends called him Maxwell and he was a loving young man. One family friend shared this story: "I remember when Maxwell was giving away kittens. He posted a pic of each kitten with a description of their personalities & habits very caring & thoughtful young man."

Maxwell came into this world on May 9, 1997, in Independence, KS, to William Zachary and Deanna Dawn Webb.   

Besides his fondness for nature and swimming, Maxwell loved animals and plants and was a member of AWOL, FORPAZ, ASPCA, the Arbor Day Foundation, the First United Methodist Church and the Cherokee Nation. 

  • Maxwell was active with Uppercut Boxing and proud of his association with Neewollah and his hometown.

  • He collected coins and was an avid botanist, specializing in rare amorphophallus, hot peppers  and giant pumpkins, owning seeds from the world record.

  • He had won awards at the Coffeyville and Elk City Fairs and was the 2011 winner of the Howard Dill Award for Outstanding Pumpkin at Pumpkin Daze Festival in Republic, MO.  

  • Maxwell was on every honor roll and had a passion for astronomy, science & technology.  He was currently attending Independence Community College and was pursuing a degree in Chemical Science.  
  • He even founded the Whyitit Seed Company and worked for his families' funeral home;Webb Family Funeral Services.  
  • Maxwell was and will always be an advocate for those on the autism spectrum and people, plants and animals that need love and acceptance.  

Please help his family continue Maxwell's good works advocating for those on the autism spectrum, who are special just as Maxwell was.

In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to this cause.

Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.

The Webb Family

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