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Services for Evelyn “Maxine” Mappes, 77, of Norman will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1032 NW 12th St. in Moore. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Primrose Funeral Service. Visitation also will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Primrose. Maxine was born Oct. 29, 1936, in Norman to Lena Ann (Whitaker) and Leroy Ellis. She passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Norman. A wonderful caregiver, Maxine left high school early when her mother fell ill with polio to take care of her and her three brothers. Maxine was united in marriage to Henry William Mappes on July 8, 1953. She enjoyed her involvement with many different organizations. Maxine was a co-founder at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Moore, WCSS St. John’s, 4-H Mother’s Club and FFA Mother’s Club. She was the recipient of the Cleveland County 4-H Foundation Award, sponsor of Cleveland County Bonus Auction and the Cleveland County Fair Board Award. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Henry W. Mappes; parents, Leroy Ellis and Lena Whitaker; stepfather, Hurbert Henderson; and sister, Ruby Resides and husband Bob. She is survived by her children, Mark Mappes of Norman, Vicki Mappes Fleming and husband Tedd of Norman, Darryl Mappes and wife Tammy of Norman, Cindy Mappes Reese and husband Rickie of Colbert and Donnie Bowman and wife Sherrell of Norman; brothers Jimmy Henderson and wife Pat of Norman, Larry Henderson and wife Candie of Texas and Steve Henderson and wife Carolyn of Texas; grandchildren Casey, Tina, Chadd, William, Colby, Brittany, Cole, Ashley, Steven, Dakota, Shane, Chelsea, Marcy and Chris; and 16 great-grandchildren. Many thanks to her caregivers at Loving Care Hospice Micah and Erin, Brookhaven Extensive Care, Legacy Home Care, Intrust Home Health, Sweet Elaine Berry, her past caregivers and to her dear family friend, Sandy McClure. At the suggestion of the family, memorials can be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Maxine’s name. Our mom was the most loving and caring person, enduring so much pain, but always had a smile on her face for you. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service, primrosefuneralservice.com.
Published on  April 30, 2014
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