Maxine E. Camp, 99, of Maryville, Ill., born July 12, 1917, in Winchester, Ill., passed away at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Cambridge House in Maryville, Ill.
Maxine was known for her cooking and baking delicious pies. She had worked as a cook at many restaurants throughout the years. After many years of hard work, Maxine decided to open her own restaurant in Modesto, Ill., naming it Maxine's Country Kitchen. She enjoyed embroidery, making ceramics and participating in all of the activities at Cambridge House. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she adored. Maxine will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard M. Bess, whom she married in 1932, in Hillview, Ill., and who died in 1980; her second husband, C.L. Camp, whom she married in 1983, in Phoenix, Ariz., and who died in 1994; her parents, Richard and Blanche, nee Sturgeon, Mitchell; two daughters, Peggy Pierce and Patricia Lamb; and three grandsons, Michael Vesci, Richard Frazier and Larry Frazier.
Surviving are her loving children, Leonard (Audrey) Bess of El Cajon, Calif., Donna Frazier of Summersville, Mo., Shirley Ridenhour of Granite City, Ill., Linda (Tony) Vesci of Maryville, Ill., Carol (Jon) Hasty of Highland, Ill., and Danny (Michelle) Bess of Salem, Ill.; dear son-in-law, Randy Lamb of Florida; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Memorial donations may be given to
or the Cambridge House Activities Fund and may be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
Irwin Chapel of Glen Carbon is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral: In celebration of her life, private graveside services will be held at West Cemetery in Thayer, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Glen Carbon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 17, 2016