Maxine Oliver, 79, Seneca, MO, passed into
eternal rest at 5:58 am, November 21, 2014 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin
after an illness. Maxine Lankford was born July 18, 1935 in rural Neosho the
daughter of Delmar and Minnie (Jackson) Lankford. Maxine retired from Sunbeam
Outdoor Products in 1997.
Survivors include her children; Shirley Bennett and husband Gary, Carl Junction, MO, Mike Copeland and wife Carla, Neosho, MO, Sharon Bertalotto and husband Gary, Rocky Comfort and Mark Copeland and wife Kimberly, Neosho; three brothers, Leonard Lankford and wife Louise, Pinehurst, ID, Howard Lankford and wife Carla, Neosho and Ron Lankford and wife Lou Ann, Neosho; five sisters, Mildred Adey, Bucyrus, MO, Frances Friend, Wyandotte, Mary Nunes, Spokane, WA , Carolyn Sreaves and husband Floyd, Seneca, Sarah Pippin and husband Boyd, Neosho; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents
Delmar and Minnie Lankford, one brother, Raymond Lankford and one granddaughter
Tara Copeland and one niece Janie Burch.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00pm,
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home with Rick
Booyer officiating. The family will receive friends following the services. The
body will be taken for cremation following the services.