Augusta – Maxine Pearl Lawrence, 97, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Maxine was born on Saturday, November 24, 1923 in Stockton, Kansas to George Harvey and Sophia Elsie (Liebenau) Sims. Maxine graduated from Stockton High School in 1943. She worked for JC Penny’s for over 20 years and was one of the first female Assistant Managers in the company. Maxine was first united in marriage to Robert Bowlin and after his passing she was later married to Jessie Lawrence on June 25, 1966 in Stockton, KS. Maxine enjoyed shopping with her family. Family was the most important thing to her and it came above everything else.
Maxine is survived by her son Brad and wife Cathy Young of El Dorado; son-in-law Leslie Garber; grandchildren Brandon Young, BreDe Young and fiancé Jeff Rogers, Benjamin and wife Brittany Garber, Patrick and wife Sara Garber, Christopher Garber; great-grandchildren Whitney and husband Joshua Debita, Summer Young and fiancé Derek Beal, Conner Young, Madisyn Worrell, Ellisyn Rogers, Gemsyn Rogers; great-great-grandchildren Chandler, Mila, Skylah, Braxton, Lucas and Lola; nieces Jeanie Meis, Sheri Barber and Debbie Rouse.
Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, her husband’s Robert Bowlin and Jessie Lawrence and her daughter Shannon Garber.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled later this spring.
Dunsford Funeral Home & Crematory, 201 East Fifth, Augusta, Kansas 67010,
316 775-6363, www.dunsfordfh.com
Published on February 20, 2021