Maxine Lillian Vogel, daughter of Lloyd and Mae (Hagen) McPherren, was born April 9th, 1916, on the family farm in Lincoln Township, Adams County Iowa. Maxine entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital, Corning, Iowa, at the age of one-hundred-one years, six months, and eight days.
Maxine attended country schools in Adams County, where she lived all her life. She was united in marriage to Verle Vogel on August 16, 1941, in Maryville, Missouri. One daughter, Linda, was born to bless this union. Maxine was a homemaker who spent many hours baking and decorating birthday and wedding cakes for family and friends. She also was an Avon Lady for many years.
Maxine was very active and had many interests. She was a member of the Lincoln Center United Methodist church, later transferring to the Corning United Methodist Church. She served as a Sunday School and Bible School Teacher. Maxine was a 4-H leader, and was an active member of the Hospital Rose Ann Auxiliary. She especially enjoyed making quilts and quilting with friends. Maxine was privileged to celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Maxine’s memory is her daughter Linda (James) Caligiuri, Des Moines, Iowa; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Doris McPherren, Creston, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
Preceding Maxine in death were her parents; husband: Verle in 2005; brothers: Donald McPherren and Morris McPherren; sister-in-law Edith McPherren.