The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 15, 2014

Maxine Cearnal Boehne

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Maxine Cearnal Boehne, age 94, of Carthage, Mo., passed away Jan. 13, 2014, at St. Luke's Nursing Center.

She was born July 25, 1919, in Dudenville, Mo., to Hardy  and Bertha (Sherrod) White. Maxine was raised by her stepmother, Icyl Hope White, after her mother passed away when she was 13 months old. She worked in the Carthage Senior High School Cafeteria and then the Big Smith Factory until she retired. She was a former member of the Dudenville Methodist Church and a member of the Lockwood Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Maxine was united in marriage to Paul Cearnal on Jan. 29, 1938. They lived and farmed together until Paul's death in 1970. She moved to Carthage in April of 1970, and in 1979, she was united in marriage to Delbert Boehne. He also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara (Bob) Tatum, of Carthage, and Vickie Hoover (Don) Troutman, of Alba, Mo.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Comer, of Joplin, Michael Tatum, of Carterville, and Danielle Yost, of Galena, Kan.; and six great-grandchildren, Kiytierra, Gabby, Onnika, Savanah, Riley and Xander. She was preceded in death by her two husbands; and a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lynda Cearnal.   

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo. Burial will be in Dudenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Weng Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper.

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