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Maxine McGinnis Nelson

August 19, 1922 November 7, 2020
Maxine McGinnis Nelson
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Obituary for Maxine McGinnis Nelson

Maxine McGinnis Nelson, 98 of Stuart passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Community Care Center in Stuart. Visitation will be from 12-1 PM on Thursday, November 12th at All Saints Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, November 12th at All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart. Burial will be at the Greenfield Cemetery. The family kindly asks that cologne or perfume not be worn due to allergy sensitives. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Maxine was born on August 19, 1922 to Joseph Sanford and Mary Fonda (Thompson) Saylor south east of Stuart, Iowa. She grew up on the family farm east of Greenfield on Highway 92 and attended school and later graduating from Greenfield High School with the class of 1940. On August 14, 1942 she was united in marriage to Wm F. “Bill” McGinnis at Maryville, Missouri. To this union six children were born: James, Joan, Francis, Rita, Pat and Julie Ann. The family made their home on the farm south of Stuart where Maxine helped Bill with the farming and raising kids. Bill and Maxine enjoyed fishing, camping and attending country music festivals. In 1983, they started going to Texas for the winters and made many new friends traveling and visiting relatives. There were several family picnics and reunions at the family farm. Following Bill’s death, she married Louie Nelson in 2001 at Fairview Church. She loved the time she was able to spend with Louie until his death in 2004. They enjoyed traveling and camping together.

She was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, gardening and playing cards with Bill. She was particularly fond of country music and westerns especially Bonanza and Lawrence Welk. Most of all she treasured time she was able to spend with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; daughter, Julie Ann; and all her brothers and sisters. Maxine was the last and oldest member of the Saylor and McGinnis families.

She leaves behind her children: James (Marti) McGinnis of Tucson, AZ, Joan Brooking of Stuart, Francis (Ardis) McGinnis of Dexter, Rita McGinnis of Stuart and Pat (Jeanie) McGinnis of the Home Farm; grandchildren: Mike McGinnis, Pat McGinnis, Tim (Kelly) McGinnis, Debbie (Jerry) DuPuma, Tammy Ward, Shelly (Jeremy) Carlson, Greg (Sheryl) Jones, Alan Jones, Jessica (David) Parks, Jeanette Keifer, Monica McGinnis, Lisa (Jeff) Guffy, Randy (Kelly) McGinnis, Cynthia (Chad) Irelimer, Darcia Clifton and Darren Clifton; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends that will miss her dearly.

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Visitation

Thursday

12

Nov

12:00 PM 11/12/2020 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 11/12/2020 1:00:00 PM
All Saints Catholic Church

All Saints Drive
Stuart, IA 50250

All Saints Catholic Church
All Saints Drive Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Service

Thursday

12

Nov

1:00 PM 11/12/2020 1:00:00 PM
All Saints Catholic Church

All Saints Drive
Stuart, IA 50250

All Saints Catholic Church
All Saints Drive Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenfield City Cemetery Final Resting Place

2493 IA-25
Greenfield, IA 50849

2493 IA-25 Greenfield 50849 IA
United States
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