Doris Maxine Spence was born February 16, 1926, in Cherryvale, Kansas, the daughter of Bert and Robbie Irene (Allen) Flood. She passed away June 23, 2022, at SunPorch of Dodge City, Dodge City, Kansas.
Maxine was raised in Cherryvale attending school there and graduating from Cherryvale High School. She then received her teaching certificate and taught for two years at a small country school before attending one year of college at Ottawa University, and one year at McPherson College.
Through the years, she worked at a defense plant during WWII. Other employment included cooking at Rockville School, driving a bus for Rockville School, cook at Sandstone Heights, Little River, and head cook at Good Samaritan Nursing Home for 11 years, Hutchinson, Kansas. Her favorite though was being a wife and mother.
She married Richard Spence October 19, 1947, at the First Baptist Church in McPherson. He died October 20, 2009.
Survivors include her four children: David Spence, Hutchinson, Dick Spence, Galva, Monica and husband Clarence Bounds, Wright, and Denice and husband Greg Dater, Little River; four grandchildren, Joseph Potts and friend Erica Jackson, Dodge City, Ann and husband Marc Russell, Dodge City, Brian and wife Staci Dater, Hutchinson, and Tom and wife Amy Dater, Wichita; step grandchildren, Michelle and Kevin Williams, Dodge City, Bryan and Jamie Bounds, Hutchinson, and Jason Bounds, Hutchinson; nine great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and ten step great-great-grandchildren; sister Donna Sue Janzen, McPherson; and brother Jim Flood, Splendora, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great-grandson Clutch Klenke, daughter-in-law Jonetta Spence, sister Nadine Morlan, and brother Bob Flood, other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, June 27, 2022, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 28, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Pastor John Pattison officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery. To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the following link: https://evt.live/funeral-service-for-maxine-spence
Memorial donations may be given to the First Baptist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.