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Max Devore

May 13, 1926 — February 25, 2018

Max Eugene DeVore, the son of Guy Alan and Bessie (Falconer) DeVore was born May 13, 1926, in Cass County, near Massena, Iowa. Max entered eternal rest on Sunday, February 25, 2018, at Vintage Park, Lenox, Iowa, at the age of ninety-one years.
Max received his early education at Victoria #8 and Massena High School. The family moved to Quincy Township, Adams County, Iowa, in 1942. Max finished high school in Corning, Iowa, and graduated with the class of 1944. Max served his country by joining the United States Air Force on July 18, 1944. He was stationed state-side during WWII and was honorably discharged on December 15, 1945.
Max was united in marriage to Joyce Marilyn Schaffer at the Corning Federated Church on July 25, 1946. Four children were born to bless this union: Richard, Janice, Randy, and Mark. Max was a farmer his entire life. He farmed in Quincy Township until 1957, at which time the family moved to northern Iowa where he farmed in Butler and Bremer counties until 1972. The family then moved to their present farm in Prescott Township.
Max had many interests and was very active. He was member of the Corning American Legion, the Creston VFW and the Corning First Presbyterian Church. His hobbies included a love for airplanes, for which he became a pilot. He enjoyed hunting and riding his horse “Babe”. Max especially enjoyed playing cards with his buddies in town. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Max’s memory is his loving wife Joyce, of Lenox, Iowa; children: Richard (Diane) DeVore, New Sharon, Iowa; Janice (Bunny) Lee, Bellevue, Washington; Randy (Sheila) DeVore, Prescott, Iowa; Mark DeVore, Corning, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Max in death were his parents: brothers: Ralph; Arlie; Norville; Loren; and W.L. “Slim” Devore; twin sister: Marjorie DeBolt.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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