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March 17, 1922 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 101) 101 Years Old
Maxine Atwood, 101, of Columbus Junction, passed away Sunday October 15, 2023 at Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at the Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Columbus Junction. Burial will follow the services at Columbus City Cemetery. Memorials may be left to the family in memory of Maxine. Online condolences may be left at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Maxine was born March 17, 1922 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, the daughter of Robert R. and Elsie Gertrude (McClain) Stinson. She graduated from Columbus Junction High School and attended South Dakota State University. She later graduated from Lynchburg Bible Institution as an Ordained Licensed Minister, attaining Vows and Ordination as a World Missionary. Maxine was united in marriage to Robert Wilson Sr. in 1963 in Kahoka, Missouri. The couple later divorced. She married George Price in 1973 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After his death, Maxine married Chester A. Atwood in 1998 in Muscatine and he preceded her in death.
Throughout her life, Maxine took on many business adventures. She owned and operated Mickey’s Restaurant in Ft. Madison, Iowa, Bazar Novea Boutique in Prior, Oklahoma and Newhaven Court Hotel in Branson, Missouri. She also owned and operated a Texico gas station and body shop with her husband, George. Maxine worked as a photographer for Olan Mills and was a traveling salesperson for Dorothy Perkins Cosmetics. She also worked for Wever Airlines, recruiting for stewardesses. She was a member of Eastern Star, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Rebekka Lodge, and Queen of the Red Hat Society. Maxine was a proud cancer survivor.
She will be missed by her son, Robert Jr. (Jerilyn) Wilson of Wever; grandson, Eric (Sue) Wilson of Wever; granddaughter, Julie (Mark) Helling of Kansas City, MO; great-grandchildren: Matthew Wilson, Megan (Michael) McCarty, Addison (Blake) Houston and Aubrey Helling; sister, Elma Hawkins of Clearwater, FL; and nieces and nephews: Willa (Rick) Drake, Robert Stinson, Wynne (Jeff) Harsch, Kathy (Randy) Adams, Gail (Steve) Lee, Lisa (Mike) Fry, Jim (Kevan) Van Skike, Scott (Marilyn) Van Skike, Rick (Cheryl) Hawkins, Randy Hawkins, and Victoria (Milton) Wuischpard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; two brothers, John Edward and Willard; and one sister, Melva.