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Maxine Smith

November 26, 1931 — December 6, 2018

Maxine Stone Smith passed away Thursday, December 6th at 4:40 a.m. at Lyndale Senior Living Center in Abilene. She was 87.

Visitation will occur at the Groesbeck Funeral Home on Saturday, December 8th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  A visitation will also be held at the Oldham Lane Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas on Monday, December 10th from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 p.m. at the Groesbeck Church of Christ, with Richard Williams presiding. Burial will follow at Criswell Cemetery. 

Maxine was born in Roberson County, Texas on November 26, 1931 to Charles C. and Shirley Mae Stone. She was one of nine children. She attended school in Big Hill, Texas and graduated in 1948 from Groesbeck High School. It was there that she met and fell in love with Travis Smith. Maxine and Travis were married on September 10, 1949. They loved each other in marriage for almost 70 years. They had four children, Lesa, Sandy, Gary, and Tim, all of whom she adored.

Maxine’s life was committed to her family and to the church. She placed God before any other priority of her life. She lived according to simple Biblical truths and American ideals: treat others the way you want to be treated; whatever you do, do it well; in everything, act with integrity; if you are given much, much is expected of you; work hard; don’t complain; take responsibility for your own actions; be generous; treat others better than yourself; love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; love your neighbor as yourself. She leaves behind a legacy of faith, strength, loyalty, and grace.

Maxine is survived by her husband, Travis Smith of Abilene; her children, Lesa Reese and husband Jack of San Antonio, Gary Smith and wife Pam of Waco, Sandy Mertens of Waco, and Tim Smith and wife Debbie of Abilene; eight grandchildren, Tiffany Chambers and husband Adam, Kassie Sweet and husband Ryan, Russell Mertens and wife Kelleigh, Jana Powell and husband Jentry, Mindy Smith, Marci Frias and husband Jon, Tori Smith, and Ethan Smith; eight great grandchildren, Brinlee, Evan, Jackson, Merick, Autumn, Jaci, Carley, and Ayla; her sister, Martha Ann Lenoir, her brothers, Billie Kyle Stone and wife Alta, and G.Z. (Peaches) Stone and wife  Patricia and her sister-in-law, Martha Stone.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Groesbeck Church of Christ

203 S Ellis St, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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