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     Ina Maxine Morin, age 88, of Lamar, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Freeman West Hospital.

     Maxine was born September 4, 1926 on the family farm near Jasper, Missouri, the oldest of the six children of Oval and Nancy (Law) Sims.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charlie Sims; and a sister, Margaret Rea.  On February 3, 1946, Maxine married Don Orahood and they had shared nearly forty years together at his death April 5, 1985.  On March 17, 1988, she married Eddie Morin and he preceded her in death July 18, 2014.

     Survivors include two sons, Max (Kathy) Orahood of Lamar and Mike (Tanya) Morin of El Dorado Springs; three daughters, Donna Wescott, Sue (John) Lockridge, and Sondra (Tom) Riegel, all of Lamar; a sister, Virginia (Harold) Evans, Beaver Creek, Oregon; two brothers, Edwin (Linda) Sims, Nevada, Missouri and Garland (Betty) Sims Seneca, Missouri; 17 grandchildren, Jamey Wescott, Mitch (Jennifer) Orahood, Tom (Crystal) Orahood, R.D. (Candi) Lemmons, Willie Lemmons, Gretchen (Daniel) Dickey, Phillip (Diane) Gould, Rhiannon Lockridge, Johnna (David) Williams, Colby (Ryan) Fullerton, Heidi (Kevin) Gardner, Lacee (Rodney) Onstott, Cory (Whitney) Gayman, Marc (Michelle) Morin, Trey Gayman, Lakyn Gayman, Nichole Morin; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

     Maxine had worked as a seamstress at Big Smith in Lamar for 25 years and the Division of Motor Vehicles taking photos for driver’s licenses for 12 years.  Always active in her community, she served as past-president and current secretary for the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3691 and was a past-president of the Auxiliary of the District VFW.  Maxine had been a member of Calla Rebekah Lodge, LAPM and LEA for more than 60 years, serving in every position locally as well as Missouri State President.  She enjoyed the fellowship of the Red Hat Society, the Morning Breakfast Club and Fiber Art Guild.  Many will remember and miss her warm and personal “Maxine’s Musings” column in the Lamar Democrat for the past ten years.  She was a faithful member of Lamar Christian Church.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20th at Daniel Funeral Home with Mike Gage officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Senior Center or Lamar First Christian Church in care of the funeral home.


#6 Holden, MODeanna Jones 2015-06-21 12:09
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. It has been awhile since I had seen Maxine but she was always in my thoughts. She was my Department Buddy Poppy chairman when I was Department President for the LAVFW-MO. I always enjoyed her. She will be sorely missed by many.
#5 lamar molinda martin 2015-06-20 11:36
my thoughts are with the family. so sorry for your loss.God be with u all at this time
#4 Lamar, MO.Phyllis Oglesby 2015-06-20 08:05
So sorry to hear about Maxine, I have known her for many years, she was a beautiful lady and will be missed. God has taken another angel home.
#3 nevada, mocathy and jimmy gransbury 2015-06-19 19:31
our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, so very sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathy.
#2 Lamar, MO.Phyllis Oglesby 2015-06-19 14:45
Donna and Max so sorry to hear about your Mother, prayers are with you for comfort and strength. I have known her for many years what a lovely lady was. God has another beautiful angel walking around in heaven. We will miss her.
#1 Milan, MOShari Howard, PPRA 2015-06-18 14:03
I'm so saddened to hear that Maxine has passed. I loved that lady dearly. We had many, many good times during our travels with the Rebekah Assembly and spent many evenings in hotel lobbies playing cards or dominoes until the wee hours. My prayer is for strength and comfort for all her family members, as well as her brothers and sisters in the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. She will be missed!

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