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Maxine Frear, age 98, of Centerville, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Overland Park, Kan.

She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Selma, Kan, the daughter of John and Isabel (Thompson) Huggins. Maxine graduated from Kincaid High School in 1935.

Maxine married Wilbur J. Frear on March 28, 1936, in Ottawa, Kan. This union was blessed with two sons.

She lived all her life in Centerville where she and Wilbur could be found six days a week in their store, Frear Feed and Produce. They operated the business for 57 years, retiring in 1985 after selling the business. Maxine was a lifelong member of the Centerville Community Church.

Maxine loved to cook and was known for her peach and cherry cobblers, homemade noodles and oyster dressing. Her pies were always a big hit at her church and the community betterment monthly dinners. Maxine’s family was especially important to her and she also loved to socialize with her neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbur Frear; sister Dorothy Gregg; and brother John Valentine Huggins Jr.

Maxine is survived by sons Carl Frear and wife, Alice, of Princeton, Kan., Stan Frear and wife, Mary, of Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren Mike and Tammy Frear of Greenwood, Mo., Sherry Frear Vargas of Blue Springs, Mo., Joe Frear of Lenexa, Kan., John Frear of Seattle, Wash., Lora and Kevin Smith of Overland Park, Kan.; seven great-grandchildren Michael Lee, Cassie, Kynzie, Jamie, Denea, Isabella and Franklin; and one great-great-grandchild Mason.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Centerville Church, Centerville, Kan., with burial following at the Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centerville Community Church (address: Centerville, KS 66014) or Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation (address: 10810 E. 45th St, Ste. 300, Tulsa, OK 74146 or online at crhcf.org).

You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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