On Thursday, August 21, 2008 my Great Uncle John Mayhew passed away after a dignified and courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.
John was the youngest child of Rex and Berenice Mayhew and leaves behind to mourn three siblings, James Mayhew, Joyce Turpen, and Mary Durfey. John worked for many years in coal mines across southern Indiana. After his departure from the coal mines he became a barber.
John was extremely close to his two children and beloved wife Carolyn.
I didn't know John as well as I would have liked. We usually saw him on a yearly basis when they came back to Iowa for a family reunion or gathering. He always had a great smile on his face and loved a good laugh.