Monday, May 16, 2016

Obituary -- Maxine Callaway 1924-2016

Maxine Callaway was born February 3, 1924 to Mike and Zella May Fletchall. She departed this life May 14, 2016 at the Worth County Convalescent Center in Grant City, MO at the age of 92. Maxine and her 8 brothers and sister lived around the Grant City and Worth area until 1941. She was united in marriage to Jessie Grace. They made their home by the Iowa Missouri border north of Sheridan, and they were engaged in farming. Jessie passed away in 1969, Maxine then moved to Maryville, MO where she worked as a waitress and nurse's aide. In 1978 she married Joseph Callaway, and moved to St. Joseph, MO where they resided until Joe's passing in 2006. Maxine then moved back to Grant City, MO, where she resided until her passing. Maxine was a nature lover, especially when it came to feeding and watching the birds. She loved to bake. Her specialty was homemade bread and her wonderful cinnamon rolls. She was baptized and accepted Jesus as her savior. Her faith was a big part of her life. She loved and served the Lord with great devotion and read his words, faithfully. 

Left behind to cherish Maxine's memory is her daughter, Joyce (Galen) Gamel; son-in-law, Robert Jackson; sister, Irene Dye; Sisters-in-law, Jody Callaway, Joyce Handke, and Juanita Maulden; Grandchildren, Rodney Jackson, Chad Jackson, Jenny Conrad and Mindi Newberry; eight Great Grandchildren and one Great-Great Grandchild; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She also leaves behind numerous close friends. Maxine was proceeded in death by her daughter, Elaine Jackson and her 7 brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Tuesday with a funeral service to be conducted at 2:00 PM at the Rupp Funeral Home. Interment Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. Memorials to the SSM Health - St. Francis Hospital.

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