Beulah Maxine Bowles, nee Dobbs, 88, of O'Fallon, Ill., born Dec. 27, 1927, in Greeley, Mo., passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 10, 2016, at Memorial East Hospital, Shiloh, Ill., with her friends at her side.
Maxine graduated from Centerville High School, Centerville, Mo. She had worked for the government during World War II, and had many years in retail sales. She moved to O'Fallon, Ill., in 1959 and worked in the metro-east at various doctors' offices as the office manager. She was also a representative for Mary Kay Cosmetics for over 30 years. Maxine was a faithful member of O'Fallon United Church of Christ, where she spent many volunteer hours over the years. She was an integral part of the Women's Guild and the funeral luncheon committee, and also contributed to the success of the church's annual wurstmarkt. Maxine's smile and gentle wit will be missed by her friends, family, and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ira Adolf Dobbs and Rhoda Irene, nee McDaniel, Dobbs; her long-time companion, Edward Trippel; special friend, Dick Cramer; grandson, Alex Martin; and sister-in-law, Virginia Dobbs.
Surviving are her loving daughter, Karen Ann Martin of Bradenton, Fla.; her brother, Bill Dobbs of Salem, Mo.; a nephew, Dr. Tracy (Debbie) Dobbs of Knoxville, Tenn.; and her circle of dear friends from her church.
Memorial donations are suggested to Heartland Hospice or to O'Fallon United Church of Christ Women's Guild. The guestbook may be signed at www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at O'Fallon United Church of Christ, 206 W. Adams St., O'Fallon, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at the church, with Rev. Dr. Martha Theirheimer officiating.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Salem, Mo.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 13, 2016