Maxine Werner, 93, of Shannon City died July 27, 2014, at Mount Ayr Healthcare Center.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. The Rev. Lila Greene will officiate. Visitation with family present will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Tingley Meal Site. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.
Maxine Eloise Henderson Werner, daughter of Ruth Henderson Culver and Carl Henderson, was born March 27, 1921, in rural Kent.
Maxine graduated from Creston High School in 1939 and received her teaching certificate in 1940 from Creston Community College and her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979 from Graceland University in Lamoni.
On May 26, 1940, Maxine married Darrel Werner of Shannon City.
Darrell and Maxine farmed south of Creston the first year of their marriage. The remaining years were spent within a two mile radius of the family home in rural Shannon City.
Maxine worked beside Darrel for 60 years raising cattle, hogs, sheep, turkeys, chickens, gardening and cooking for hired hands. Maxine taught for 30 years in the East Union school district, starting as a fifth-grade teacher and ending as a special education reading instructor.
Maxine was a member of BF P.E.O. and a lifetime member of the Retired Teachers Association.
Maxine is survived by her daughter Nancy (husband Mike) Kelly; son Steve (wife Marilyn); grandchildren, Julie Ingram, Melissa Stenberg, Amanda Getschman and Brandon Werner; 10 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Werner, Doris Garland, Carol (husband Dean) Bryan and Viola Henderson; and other relatives and friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Jeffrey, granddaughter Jan Kelly, brother Bill Henderson; and brothers-in-law, Dick Garland and Elton Werner.