Maxine Eva Double, 96, of Creston died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Greater Regional Health in Creston.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Graceland Cemetery in Creston. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Creston. The Rev. Cynthia Ripperger will officiate. Memorial contributions may be directed to First Presbyterian Church for Christian education. Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery St., in Creston is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Maxine, daughter of Loren and Blanche (Bender) Bair, was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Corning. She graduated from Leon High School in the spring of 1941.
In January 1942, Maxine married Orval Delbert Double in Princeton, Missouri. In the couple’s early years, Maxine worked as a homemaker and housewife. During World War II, Maxine worked for the United States Government as a secretary in Leon. Later, she would work for the Creston Public Schools, serving as the director of food service for 19 years. Maxine retired in 1985. Two years later, on Sept. 18, 1987, Orval died and Maxine spent much of her spare time volunteering at her church.
Maxine was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Creston and served as both an elder and deacon. She was active in the PW and Women’s Circles. Maxine also served the youth of her church by teaching Sunday School for more than 30 years. She was a member of WNG neighborhood card club.
Maxine is survived by her sons, Tony Double of Creston and Pat R. Double of Murdock, Nebraska; grandson Pat B. (Jessica) Double of Murdock, Nebraska; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis (Sue) Bair of Adel and L.J. (Joanne) Bair of Overland Park, Kansas; sister Donna (Shelby) Hill of Boone; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; parents; brothers, Jim Bair, David Bair and infant brother, Paul Bair; and sister Betty Hoover.