Maxine Madge Baum, 93, of Keokuk, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Donnellson Health Center, in Donnellson.
She was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Lewis County, Mo. Maxine was the daughter of Harry Frederick Warning and Florence Ethel Homaday. She graduated from LaGrange, Mo., High School in 1945.
Maxine married Floyd Melvin Baum in LaGrange, on March 23, 1947.
Maxine was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Keokuk. She worked for many years for Montgomery Ward. An avid quilter and gardener, Maxine filled her home with beautiful quilts and flowers.
Maxine is survived by her sister Elsie Sherwood of LaGrange; son Stephen (Deborah) Baum of Keokuk; daughter Linda K. (S. Michael) McCully of Bloomsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Patrick W. (Carmalitta) Baum of Nauvoo, Ill., and Erin L. McCully (Ian Jeffress) of Sylva, N.C.; great-granddaughters, Lia McCully Jeffress and Sophia Roberts; great-grandsons Michael (Lilly) Carr, Komonnie Moody and Zavior Moody; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Melvin Baum; brothers, Harry Leroy Warning, Paul Edward Warning, Austin Eugene Warning and William Otis Warning; and an infant sister Naomi Lois Warning.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk. A procession to the cemetery will meet at DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in Keokuk at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Keokuk.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published by Daily Gate from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2021.