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Richard LeRoy Maxwell

April 4, 1977 ~ November 5, 2014

Richard Maxwell, 37, of Caldwell, passed away Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Richard was born on April 4, 1977, son of Debra Maxwell of Wichita.

Survivors include grandmother Nancy Maxwell of Caldwell, mother Debra Maxwell of Wichita, brother Dustin Hiebert of Wellington, Donna Hodges (fiancé to Dustin), brother Steven Hiebert of Hutchinson. As well as aunt and uncle Carl and Linda Wickery, uncle Steven Hiebert, five nieces and six nephews and countless friends he made across the nation. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Leroy Maxwell, grandmother Shirley Little and his aunt Sandy Maxwell.

Richard’s talent and knowledge of computer programming helped him create friendships and connections nationwide. He is most known for creating the popular social networking site SUDS (later After graduating Kansas State University in 2000 with a degree in management information systems and Computer Science, he moved to the Greater Boston Area to work as a Senior Developer for E-recruit. While there, he traveled numerous times on cruises and a June trip to Iceland. All the friends he made on his travels remember him as the life of the party, always laughing, ready with a smart joke and the next round.

Family visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

A memorial has been established with Schaeffer Mortuary to help cover final expenses.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Church of God in Caldwell, Kansas.

Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.

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LuAnna (Russell) Hawkins

Family and Friends - 11/08/2014


I am so sorry for your loss. Richard was taken way too early. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his passing. May you be held up by angels and be surrounded by love. He was a good person and a great classmate.

All my love to you and your family.

Love Always,

LuAnna (Russell) Hawkins


Shelby SinglesCruise

Family and Friends - 11/09/2014

May God Bless all of those that are feeling the incredible loss of Richard on Earth. He is remembered by his wit and humor and we are all in shock and deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I cruised many times with Richard, as many of my guests did, and he became a friend. We remember so many great times on board with him, he was always quick with a joke and we are so sorry we won't have him in our lives, it is a great loss, it is tragic. My sincerest condolences, Shelby from SinglesCruise


Gail Feely

Family and Friends - 11/09/2014

I was saddened by the news of Richard's death. I am fortunate I was able to spend time visiting with him the last time he was home for CHS Homecoming. Richard was one of my students in third grade. I remember his creativity. He was a smart and very kind student. I will cherish my memories of Richard.

Nancy and family members, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Gail Bruey Feely


Wendy Misak Brunton

Family and Friends - 11/09/2014

To Nancy, I grew up with Richard and we went to school together through 8th grade. Even though I moved away, I remember his wit & intelligence though out school, youth group meetings & trips. Years later, my husband & I were able to visit with him while in town & we reconnected on Facebook. We are so sad to see his life end so quickly. He seemed to embrace life & all around him. Our thoughts and prayers with you and your family. - Wendy & Jared Brunton


Kris Babicky (friend of Richard)

Family and Friends - 11/12/2014

My sincere condolences to Richard's family and friends for your tragic and untimely loss. Richard was a fun and engaging person and he will be missed by many.


Tracie Mayo (Toney)

Family and Friends - 11/12/2014

So sorry to hear of the passing of a good friend. We lost touch after school, but he was a friend of mine during our high school days. I talked to him on facebook and now things won't be the same.


Michael Strike

Family and Friends - 11/13/2014

Richard was one of my closest friends. He was the friend that I could call upon for anything that was needed, and he would make it happen. We traveled to several different parts of the world together. I could always count on a new adventure with Richard. He was one of the wittiest, funniest, most complex, and sharpest people I have had the pleasure of being friends with. I can say with certainty that my life and the lives of others he touched will not be the same without him. I shall dearly miss him.

R.I.P. Richard Maxwell

Your friend Always,

Michael Paul Strike


Dustin Hiebert

Family and Friends - 11/16/2014

To all of those who have loved and supported my brother throughout his lifetime, I give my blessings to you. My brother was a great man who will be loved and missed greatly by many, friends and family alike. He was my idle. Plain and simple. He rose above the struggles, and succeeded by achieving much in his life. He was great for advice, and my support when I needed it. I will always miss him. In his memory, his legacy will live through all of us that had the pleasure of sharing our lives with him. For all of you who have supported him in his journeys, my family says Thank you, and may God bless you. Dustin.



Family and Friends - 11/18/2014

So sorry to hear of this. I have fond memories of our chats over the years, despite our many disagreements. I always considered you a great friend. Your wit, intelligence, and vibrancy will be forever remembered and cherished.




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