Maxine Rema (Miller) Ballou (1923 - 2016)

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INDEPENDENCE – Maxine Rema Ballou, 93 of Independence, Iowa died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at her home in Independence of natural causes.
Maxine was born on August 26, 1923 in Independence, Iowa the daughter of Constant and Rema (Dixon) Miller. On October 10, 1948 she married Walter Luther Ballou in Independence. Maxine was employed for Janesville Auto Transport, The Buchanan County Relief Office, and was co-owner of Ballou Paint and Glass.
She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and all kinds of cooking. Most of all she cherished her family. Her favorite moments were spent rocking the babies to sleep in her arms.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol (Jerry) Franz of Independence; six grandchildren: Michelle (Steve) Mitchener, Wheat Ridge, Colo., Amanda (Dan Heit) Ballou, Federal Heights, Colo., Laura (Arturo) Huber, Denver, Colo., Michael (Zita Nyarady) Franz, Toronto, Ontario, Jeanne (Jeremy) Adams, and Rob (Kathryn) Franz all of Independence; Twelve great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews she dearly loved.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Dean Walter Ballou; a sister; Noreen Sand; and a brother, Dick Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, with Rev. Scott Meador officiating. Burial will be in the Littleton Cemetery, Littleton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory
216 3Rd Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2501
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Sept. 7 to Sept. 14, 2016