Maxine Kathryn Winder White Watts, age 93, of Chanute, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Maxine was born July 25, 1919, in Chanute, the daughter of William and Edith Pens Winder. She graduated Chanute High School. She was united in marriage to Lee White on June 9, 1944, in Iola. With the exception of a brief time away, during WWII, she was a lifelong Chanute resident.
Maxine was a busy person, involved in many endeavors, including the former Chanute Dress Factory, Neosho Memorial Hospital, and interior design and construction. She was personally involved in the construction of more than 10 homes in the Chanute residential area, near Neosho County Community College with her husband, Lee. Foremost, she was a homemaker, and very dedicated to her family. She loved her cats, dogs and children, and many farm animals. Maxine enjoyed bingo at McDonald’s, and at Chanute Health Care.
She is survived by her son, Larry White, and wife, Anita, of rural Chanute; a very special and beloved grandson, Brendan Williams, of rural Chanute; one great-grandson; a sister-in-law, Jewell Dobkins, Fort Collins, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee, and her second husband, Harold Watts.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute.
Maxine will lie in state at the Penwell Gabel Gibson Chapel, where friends may call, during regular funeral home hours.
The family requests memorial contributions to The American Heart Association or The American Diabetes Association and be left in the care of the funeral home.
To leave a special message for the family on-line, visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com