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On Nov. 3, 1951, she was united in marriage to Don E. Walker. He was the love of her life.
Maxine was an incredible homemaker, centering her life around her family. She was a devoted housewife and mother, always putting her husband and three boys first. Maxine cherished her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Her love for them was abundant. Although she came from small beginnings, she accomplished much in her life, becoming a true renaissance woman, full of grit, determination and most of all, love.
Survivors include her husband, Don E. Walker, Nixa; two sons, Ronnie Lynn Johnson, Springfield, and Terry Allen Walker, Dogwood; her daughter-in-law, Sharman Walker, Nixa; four grandchildren, Missy, Mandy, Krista Lynn and Stephen Michael “Bubs”; a great-granddaughter, Bethany; a brother, Don; two sisters and best friends, Kathleen and Jane; and her extended family and friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her son, Danny Walker; and her other brothers.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with the Rev. Jerry Francisco officiating. Interment was in Rivermonte Cemetery, Springfield.