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Maxine Stewart

March 18, 1924 ~ September 9, 2014

Helen Maxine Stewart was born March 18, 1924 in Caldwell, Kan. to John Alva and Nettie White. She passed away on Sept. 9 at the Golden Living Center in Wellington, Kan.

She attended country schools and graduated from Deer Creek High School, Deer Creek, Okla. She attended college in Alva, Okla. and became an emergency war time country school teacher.

On Dec. 24, 1944, she was united in marriage with Carl Stewart in Caldwell, Kan. To this union two daughters were born, Nancy Lea and Joyce Ann.

Carl and Maxine enjoyed square dancing, camping and taking family vacations.

She was active in the Central Christian Church in Caldwell, Kan., where she taught Sunday School and held offices in CWF and Guild. She was also active in Drury Star EHU, where she was secretary for many years.

Maxine loved gardening and flowers. She once served as superintendent of the floral department for the Sumner County Fair Association. She also worked for Ernestine's Flowers in Caldwell for many years.

She was also employed at the Red Barn and Harvest Home in Caldwell.

Carl and Maxine lived on a farm east of Caldwell for 60 years, where Carl was a farmer. In later years, they enjoyed having their granddaughters spend time on the farm.

In 2004, Carl and Maxine moved to Caldwell, where she remained until moving to the Golden Living Center.

She is survived by her two daughters, Nancy Countryman, and husband, Tom, of Drury, Kan.; and Joyce Marcrum, and husband, Marc, of Caldwell, Kan.; three granddaughters, Amber Schmitz, and husband, Jerry, of Wellington, Kan.; Heather Koelsch, and husband, Tom, of Seattle, Wash.; and Jennifer Marcrum, and fiance, Trey Watson, of Ark City, Kan.; three great grandchildren, Noah, Nora and Simon; three siblings, Phyllis Cadek, of Ponca City, Okla.; and Richard White and Glen White, both of Caldwell, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; infant son, Max Duane; and a sister, Genevie Wooderson.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Central Christian Church in Caldwell.

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

Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the mortuary.

Memorials may be given in memory of Maxine to the Central Christian Church, Rivercross Hospice or to the Alzheimer"s Association.

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Jim & Carole Abling

Family and Friends - 09/10/2014

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Mom's in a far better place now

Keeping everyone in our prayers.


Stuart and Erin Countryman

Family and Friends - 09/10/2014

Nancy, Tom, Amber and family,

We are so sorry for your loss and pray that the Lord gives you peace during your time of grief. Maxine was loved and adored by friends and family and will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.


Rev. Wayne & Wilma Hammar

Family and Friends - 09/13/2014

We pray for God's blessings and comfort for you. Maxine was a gracious woman and raised a wonderful family. We want to express our condolences for you all during this time.



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