Maxine C. Priest 96, died Friday, August 12, 2016 at Farmington Manor in Farmington, IL. She was born January 8, 1920 in Dodge City, KS to Dean H. and Louise E. (Riddle) Knapp. Maxine was a charter member of the Newton Christian Church and was a “Harvey Girl” working on the troop trains during WWII. She was a lifelong piano and organ player and served as the organist for Newton Christian Church for several years. Maxine enjoyed playing bingo and looked forward to visits from her family and friends.
She is survived by her sons: Vernon and his wife Carla Priest of Hanna City, IL and Charles Priest of Wichita, KS; daughter: Mary MacKay of Wichita, KS; sister in law Nadean Musseman of Dodge City, KS; three grandsons: Daniel Priest and his wife Monica, James MacKay and Glenn MacKay; one granddaughter Charlena MacKay and two great grandchildren.
Maxine is preceded in death by her son Richard, parents, 2 brothers Dean Knapp and Walter Knapp and sister Faye Murchison.
A gathering with the family will begin at 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Petersen Funeral Home. A prayer service will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 at Maple grove cemetery in Dodge City, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Newton Christian Church building fund or Farmington Country Manor in care of Petersen Funeral Home.