Kiem Nguyen Maxfield, age74, of Rochester, IL.Wife of Roy, Mother of Delores (DD) Friedrich (Mark Friedrich) of Springfield, IL and Don Maxfield (Kasha Maxfield) of Plainfield, IL.Grandmother of Roy Maxfield, Ella Maxfield, Sara Maxfield, Katie Friedrich, Andrew Maxfield, and Levi Friedrich.Sister, Aunt, and friend to many.

Kiem was born in Tan Tru Long An Provence, Vietnam, May 12, 1937 to Nguyên Văn Chiêu and Dinh Thi Thaí, came to the US in 1966 to study at Southern Illinois University, where she completed her BS and MS in education.She met her husband Roy in Carbondale and was married for 42 years.Roy and Kiem moved to Springfield, IL after college and then eventually to Rochester, IL.They had two children DD and Don.

Kiem worked for the Springfield Refugee Consortium from 1976 until the program ended in 1990.She then worked for the Department of Social Security and Disability until she retired in 2006.She enjoyed traveling with her husband and visiting with her grandchildren.

Visitation is on Saturday, May 28th from 5PM to 8PM with Funeral Services on Sunday May 29th 2PM at Lockart-Green funeral home in Beecher City with her final interment in the Beecher City Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials to Seven County Kidney Fund 701 N Rutledge, Springfield, IL 62794 are appreciated.