Obituary of Maxine Engle

Maxine Engle, age 89, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.

She was born April 8, 1930, in Leon, Kansas, the daughter of John David Wagner and Violet Genell Hartman Wagner.

Maxine first married Earl Dean Priest.  Following Earl’s death in 1956, Maxine married James W. McKinney; he too preceded her in death in 1971.  She later married David Engle.  He died in 1994.

Throughout her lifetime, Maxine worked at a variety of jobs.  She worked as a waitress and as a sales clerk.  She also worked for a time with the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Department and as a truck driver.  She enjoyed crocheting, making jewelry, doing crafts and tending to her many houseplants.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Survivors include her four children; Linda Chambers and husband, Gerald, of Ft. Scott; Judy Hall, of, Mineola, Iowa; Earl Dee Priest, of Gas, Kansas and Mark McKinney and wife, Jane, of Ft. Shaw, Montana; fifteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren with a great-great-granddaughter on the way.  Also surviving is a brother, J. V. Wagner, of Moran.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Tony Priest; a son-in-law, Dennis Hall; three brothers, John Wagner, Jr., Melvin Wagner and Wilbert Wagner and a sister, Florine Stewart.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 11th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2109 Jayhawk Rd. in Ft. Scott.

Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Blue Mound.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the church.

 Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.  Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.

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