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Maxine Burdette

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Maxine Burdette
Services for Mrs. Maxine Burdette, 90, of Spencer, formerly of Dickens, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. Burdette passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Riverview Terrace in Spencer.

Maxine Alice (Prentice) Burdette, the daughter of Lawrence and Kate (Whalen) Prentice was born June 4, 1922, on a farm in Logan Township in Clay County, Iowa.

After attending eight years in the country school in that township, she continued her education and graduated from Gillett Grove Consolidated School in 1940.

On Dec. 25, 1940, Maxine was united in marriage to August Burdette. They lived in Emmetsburg for two years then moved to a farm near Gillett Grove where they lived and farmed for over 60 years.

Maxine was an active member of the Gillett Grove Community Methodist Church and UMW. Her hobby was her family! Nothing brought her more joy than fixing food for meals together, babysitting the grandchildren and great grandchildren, and gardening in her flowerbeds.

Her pastimes were puzzles, embroidering (in her younger years), reading, and, again, cooking just in case somebody dropped by. There was always a full meal ready to go, including strawberry pie.

On Oct. 25, 2012, Maxine went to heaven for a glorious reunion with her beloved husband, her only son, Jerry, and God's only son, Christ Jesus.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John; and sisters: Zelda, Wanda, Helen, Lois and Eunice; and one great-granddaughter, Riley Ann Murray.

Left to cherish her memory and recipes are four daughters: Marie (Wendell) Conover, of Lincoln Neb., Sandra (John) Roehrick of Des Moines, Ia., Audrey (Mark) Calmer, of Manson, Ia., and Jane (Dan) Gray of Logan, Ia.; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and her brother, Lawrence Prentice Jr. of Minnesota.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.