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Monday January 3rd, 2022
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Tuesday January 4th, 2022
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Rose Hill Cemetery
Tuesday January 4th, 2022

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Maxine Anderson

Mertie Maxine Anderson was born December 22, 1927, to Cyril and Marguerite (Frost) Greene. She lived her entire life in the Ringgold County area, graduating from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1946.

She married her high school sweetheart, Max Tennant Anderson, on May 11, 1947. To this union was born a son, David Lynn, and a daughter, Sharla Lynn, and blessed by adoption a son, Kelly Lynn. Maxine taught country school the year following her high school graduation. After her marriage, she became a housewife and a partner with her husband in running their business, the Mount Ayr Mill and Feed Company.

Maxine was active in the community serving with the Gray Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering at the Red Cross bloodmobile, serving as president of the Rose Hill Cemetery board, playing piano for the church services at the nursing homes and organizing and serving many of the funeral dinners at the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church where she was a member. Maxine was also a member of the Mount Ayr Embers during the time Max served as a volunteer firefighter and she was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed her flowers, garden and doing yard work and was one of the best cooks making many holiday dinners and her special pies and chocolate chip cookies. One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren whom she was a babysitter to for several years.

In September 2018, after living in her same home for over 70 years, she made the move to Clearview Estates Assisted Living where she enjoyed the company of others, activities, and assistance she needed in her older years. She entered Clearview Home in May due to failing health and passed away there on December 30, 2021.

Maxine was preceded in death by her son, David; her parents; her husband of 65 years, Max; parents-in-law Jesse and Edna Anderson; brother Cyril Dean Greene and his wife Elizabeth; brother-in-law Bill Rusk; and sister-in-law Marion Anderson.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Sharla (Steve) Norris; son Kelly Anderson; grandchildren Shannon (Josh) Rusk, Scott (Brooke) Norris, Molly (Sam) Taylor, Anthony Anderson; great grandsons Nathan and Wyatt Rusk, Callen and Briar Norris; sister-in-law Thelma Rusk; nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial fund has been established to the Rose Hill Cemetery.


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Raymond and Judy Hensley Dec 31 2021 9:49 PM

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Rhonda Padgitt Dec 31 2021 8:47 PM

My Aunt Doris Hartman Hook has asked about Maxine so many times during the years. She said they had been best of friends. I talked with her today (not knowing this at the time). I am sure she would want me to convey her message of sympathy to the family. I will send her a copy of the obituary and picture. Sympathy to the entire family.

Donna Hartman Jones Dec 31 2021 7:48 PM

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