Mary Maxine Myers

Mary Maxine Myers, age 90 of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Maxine was born September 12, 1925 in Diagonal, Iowa to Andrew and Eva (Driskell) Sobotka. Maxine graduated from Diagonal High School in 1942, and then attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College graduating in 1944. She taught primary grades in Tabor and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Maxine married William Myers August 7, 1949 in Diagonal, Iowa. Bill passed away December 7, 2015 after 66 years together. Maxine enjoyed gardening, baking, golfing and quilting. She and Bill golfed together for many years in the Logan/Missouri Valley Country Club. Maxine was a Sunday school teacher at Missouri Valley Christian Church, Hospital Auxiliary member, member of the Melrose Stitch and Study Club, and a 4-H leader for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William Myers, great grandson: Will Connealy, brother: Albert Lee Sobotka. Survivors include her daughters: Marcia Petersen and husband Glen of West Okoboji, Iowa, Vickie Jones and husband Lamar of Omaha, Nebraska, Cindy Sproul and husband Tim of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Karen Staskiewicz and husband Frank of Springfield, Nebraska, grandsons: Ryan Connealy of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jon Connealy of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Justin Connealy of Omaha, Nebraska, Matt Jones of Omaha, Nebraska, Jeremy Hunter of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Brad Staskiewicz of Lincoln, Nebraska, granddaughters: Emily Petersen of Iowa City, Iowa, Rebecca Wilson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brooke Herman of Clive, Iowa, Ericka Lang of Lawson, Missouri, Andrea Staskiewicz of Omaha, Nebraska, Rebecca Barko of Medina, Ohio, and fifteen great grandchildren, sisters: Margaret McGinnis of Tabor, Iowa, Sheryl Strange of Virginia Beach, Virginia, brothers: Bernard Sobotka of Lebanon, Ohio, Wallace Sobotka of Benton, Iowa, Joe Sobotka of Diagonal, Iowa, Charles Sobotka of Conrad, Iowa. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Christian Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the church following the church service. In Loving Memory of Mary Maxine Myers Born September 12, 1925 Diagonal, Iowa Entered Into Rest April 20, 2015 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 Christian Church Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Craig Wininger Organist Vicki Koenig Song Leader Tonya Wininger Congregational Selection “Amazing Grace” “Precious Lord” Casket Bearers Ryan Connealy Jon Connealy Justin Connealy Matt Jones Brad Staskiewicz Jeremy Hunter Aaron Herman AG Wilson Chad Lang Final Resting Place (2:00 p.m.) Magnolia Cemetery Magnolia, Iowa


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