Pearl "Maxine" Strobel

July 26, 1933March 25, 2018

Pearl Maxine (Fuller) Strobel of Independence, MO passed away March 25, 2018. Maxine was born in Macon County, MO on July 26, 1933. She was the daughter of Earl and Gladys Fuller and she had one brother, Harold Fuller. Maxine graduated from East High School in 1952. She was a member of the National Art Honor Society, receiving a Gold Key Award. She also received a scholarship to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where she was attending classes.

Maxine married Richard E. Strobel in 1952. Her beloved husband preceded her in death in 2006. She was very active in the Raytown PTA. She taught art in the Raytown Adult Education program, classes in the Artists Unlimited program, as well as teaching nature drawing to boy scouts and camp fire girls, and crafts to senior citizens in Grandview. Maxine was a member of the Raytown Jaycee Wives, past president of the Park Lane Hospital Board of Governors, member of the Raytown Artists Association, Social Chairman of Country Meadows Home Association and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 21. She attended Longview Community College, worked several years at Mutual Help Center, sewing clothes for children in need and most recently worked 10 years as a Docent at the Kansas City Museum. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Harold, and son-in-law Rick Jackson. Maxine is survived by her loving family, son Dennis Strobel; son Kirk Strobel and his wife Lise; daughter Terry Jackson; five grandchildren Shawn Strobel, Haley Strobel, Adam Strobel, Taryn Jackson-Robinson and Chris Jackson; three great grandchildren Easton Jackson, Isabelle Robinson and Parker Robinson.

Visitation will be 10am, followed by funeral service at 11am, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Rd, Independence, MO 64055. Burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at the American Legion Hall, Post 21 at 16701 E. 40 HWY, Independence, MO, immediately following the graveside.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pearl "Maxine" Strobel

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Jeff Edgington

April 10, 2018

Sincere thoughts and prayerful wishes of comfort for the entire family during this most difficult of times.

Mark Corey

April 3, 2018

Your family is in our thoughts at this sad time. Your Mom was a very special lady who brightened the lives of those she encountered and saying goodbye to her feels too soon by any estimation. We truly feel lucky to have known her and she will stay with us in our memories. Our hearts go out to your family. We will miss your Mom so much.

Seddon Family

March 29, 2018

We are all so sorry to hear the loss of your mom. We are thinking of your family during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and our deepest sympathy. The Seddon Family

Kathy Weston

March 28, 2018

Monty and I are very sorry to hear that your mother had passed. She was a lovely lady. Bless you and your family in this difficult time❤

Marcia (Wiltfong) Thiele

March 27, 2018

Dear Dennis, Kirk and Terry:
My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We know what a heartbreak it is to lose your mom. Mom's are the rock and the glue that some how keeps things together. She will always be with each one of you everyday when you look into the mirror you will see part of her looking back at you.
When I heard of her passing from Karrie I thought, now our Mom, Dad and your Mom and Dad are together once again. I hope they raise a glass of cheer and look down upon all of us and are proud of what they accomplished. Love to all of you! Marcia Wiltfong Thiele