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Maxine Lewis King

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Maxine Lewis King, 89, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 16, 2006, in Ash Flat. She was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Buffalo County, Neb., daughter of the late Levi Lewis and Almeda (Remington) Lewis. She married Charles King in February of 1947.

She held a master's degree in education and taught for several years. She went to work as a paid executive for the Girl Scouts and held this position for several years. She was the clerk for the Circuit Court in McClain County, Ill., for 12 years before retiring. She was a talented painter and seamstress. She was also a published author, having written several books of poetry that were published. She loved children and wrote articles for the Humpty Dumpty children's magazine for many years.

She first bought a vacation home in Cherokee Village in 1958 with her family and spent many wonderful years in Cherokee Village before moving there permanently from Bloomington-Normal, Ill., in 1972. She was a member of Cherokee Village United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles King of Cherkee Village; two daughters, Nancy King of Redmond, Wash., and Linda Poland of O'Fallon, Mo.; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction off the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland.