Maxine Roberts Wallace

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Maxine Roberts Wallace, 96, of Paris, Texas, formerly of 1808 N. Wilmar, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday (March 28, 2014) in Paris.

Maxine was born Oct. 11, 1917, in Mount Sterling, a daughter of George Garfield and Minnie Agnes McClelland Roberts. She married Loraine L. "Wally" Wallace on May 29, 1941, in Quincy. He died Feb. 11, 2010.

Maxine was a graduate of Mount Sterling High School and she graduated from Blessing Hospital School of Nursing with a registered nurse degree. She had worked as a registered nurse in Blessing Hospital and at the offices of Dr. Ralph McReynolds and Dr. James Rouner.

Over their married life, Maxine and Wally lived in Quincy, Vincennes, Ind., Tama, Iowa, and Evanston while Wally worked for Central Fiber/Packaging Corp. of America, finally retiring to Quincy in 1980. Maxine always made a warm and comfortable home for her family in each city. She especially enjoyed welcoming and entertaining friends and families for dinners and parties and hosting business and church functions in her home. She also enjoyed entertaining for picnics at their farm in Pike County.

She loved to travel and often traveled with Wally on business. After retirement, they enjoyed many trips in the U.S. and overseas cherishing the trips to and with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren the most.

Maxine enjoyed gardening and was a golfer and an avid bridge player, often playing several times a week until she was 91.

Maxine was a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women. She also chaired several committees over the years including communion, Cradle Roll and Bible School. Maxine was a 60-year member of PEO, having served as president and several other offices, and was a two-time delegate to International Convention. Maxine was a former member of Quincy Country Club, Quincy Art Club, Cheerful Home Board, and Women's City Club. She also had been a Girl Scout and Brownie troop leader and properties chairman for several seasons for the Quincy Community Little Theater.

While in Evanston, Maxine had been a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette. She also served on the board of Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society in Chicago. She was a former member of Evanston Women's Club, Westmoreland Country Club and several bridge groups.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Anne Wallace (Wilson Ragan) Rodgers of Paris, Texas; a sister, Florence R. Bottorff of Rushville; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Roberts, of San Diego, Calif.; a grandson, Thomas Wallace (Laura) Rodgers of Des Moines, Iowa; a granddaughter, Katherine Anne (Paul) Rodgers Fagan of Dallas, Texas; and five great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Noma Jane Rodgers of Des Moines, and Jackson Paul and Wilson Thomas Fagan of Dallas.

In addition to her husband, Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George Leon and William Melvin Roberts; and two sisters, Mary Louise Roberts and Norma Jean Wittner.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Vermont Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Scott Grulke conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

VISITATION: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church.

MEMORIALS: Vermont Street United Methodist Church or a charity of donor's choice.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2014
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