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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Marjorie Maxine Mothes, 93

  • Marjorie Maxine Mothes, known to those that knew and loved her as Maxine, age 93, died peacefully July 27, 2013 at her residence of Balfour Assisted Living in Louisville, Colorado. Maxine was born July 29, 1919, inCarlyle, Illinois to Ed and Opal Hanon-Hubbell of Jetmore, Kansas. She attended Public School of Hodgeman...
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  • Marjorie Maxine Mothes, known to those that knew and loved her as Maxine, age 93, died peacefully July 27, 2013 at her residence of Balfour Assisted Living in Louisville, Colorado. Maxine was born July 29, 1919, in
    Carlyle, Illinois to Ed and Opal Hanon-Hubbell of Jetmore, Kansas. She attended Public School of Hodgeman
    County and graduated 8th grade, 1933, in a class of 87 students; graduated Hodgeman County High School,
    1937, in a class of 34.  Her best friend growing up was Jean Etta Koontz with whom she enjoyed playing
    tennis, and the violin.
    In 1940, Maxine married Theodore (Ted) Berger, Jr. of Jetmore.  Mr. Berger was a farmer and owned an earth
    moving and trucking business with Maxine working as office manager and book keeper.  Their first child, Gary
    Dee died 2 days after birth, 1942. They were blessed with three children, Dana, Patrick and Hal Berger. Ted
    Berger predeceased Maxine in 1956. She continued raising their children, soon moving her family to Dodge
    City, Kansas.
    Her second marriage was to Irvin Mothes, 1967.  They moved to Rogers, Arkansas and enjoyed their
    retirement for 40 years, until 2007 when Irvin passed. Maxine was a long time member of the First United Methodist Churches in the communities in which she resided, and organist of the Jetmore and Rogerschurches.
    Maxine enjoyed visits from family.  She loved cook books and her favorite activity was cooking, which she did
    well.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge, painting, bird watching, and wood carving.
    Maxine is survived by son, Patrick (Shirley) Berger of Marianna, FL.  Also, she will be missed by her sisters
    Thelma Stegman and Elizabeth Webster.  Her grandchildren of Dana: Hailey Helm Wiseman and Dino Helm
    both in CO.,  and Aaron (Jennifer) Helm; 2 great grandchildren Madison and Megan in Texas, all will cherish
    their fond memories of their Grandma and Great Granny.  Grandchildren of Hal (Joanne):  Lindsey Berger
    (Eric) Watson in Texas;  Brian Berger of Kansas; and daughter-in-law, Joanne (Hanlon) Berger Colglazier, in
    Kansas, they all will truly miss her.   
    Maxine has nieces, nephews, other relatives and many close friends who will also mourn her passing. Last but
    not least is her loving companion of many years, her dog Freckles. Preceding Maxine in death was her beloved sons Gary Dee(1942) and Hal David Berger(2003); her dearest daughter Dana Berger(2010); her dear grandson Shane Helm(1967); her 2 husbands; her parents; brothers Galen and Dwayne, and countless family members, friends, and dogs.  As she told us prior to her death, she was looking forward to her reunion with all the friends and loved ones that are waiting for her in Heaven.  That should be one grand party, and if there is big kitchen in Heaven we are sure she will be happily cooking up a fine feast for all.
    Page 2 of 2 - As a family, we would like to thank Hailey for all she did for her Grandma.  It was wonderful that you were
    there for her.  Also we would like to thank everyone at the Balfour Assisted Living in Louisville, Colorado.  Your facility, your employees, your care.... everything was all we hoped for our Mother / Grandmother Maxine.  She felt she was home there.

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