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Maxine "Max" Pence

June 10, 1921May 16, 2020

Maxine “Max” Pence, 98, of Liberty, MO, passed away May 16, 2020. Maxine was born June 10, 1921 at home on her family farm in Holt County, Missouri to Clay Charles and Orlee (Huston) Moser. She was a third baseman on the baseball team, a member of 4H and graduated from Fortescue High School.

On December 7, 1941, William B. “Bill” Pence asked for her hand and they were joined in marriage on February 14, 1942. Max loved cooking and entertaining – no one left the Pence household hungry. She also enjoyed antiquing, gardening, and in her later years, making napkins for her family and friends. She embraced the Liberty community and treasured the relationships she built. Max was also a longtime member of the Liberty Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by many of her loving family and friends including her parents; her beloved husband, Bill Pence; and her siblings, Charles Moser, Thomas Moser, Dorothy Galpin, and Jerry Moser.

Maxine is survived by her children, Patricia Pence Evans, and Keith Pence (Margi); her grandchildren, Sarah Pence Bloss, Andrew Pence (Megan), and Michael Pence (Jillian); her great-grandchildren, Adele, Jack, Isabel, and one on the way this July; her siblings, Helen Buirley, and David Moser; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Fairview New Hope Cemetery in Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harvesters Food Bank, 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64129. Max would encourage you to brighten your day with flowers at your own home.

Online condolences may be left at www.churcharcherpasley.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Church Archer Pasley Funeral Home, 816-781-2000.


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Maxine "Max" Pence

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Jan Philhower

May 22, 2020

Pattie and Keith, I just heard today about Max’s death. I am so sorry. She was truly a special woman, but I don’t need to tell you that. Please know I am thinking of you and remembering so many happy times with her. Sincerely, Jan Agee Philhower

Joe & Carm Helin

May 22, 2020

I so enjoyed doing odd jobs for Max. J Cantrell introduced us as I believe he was training me to take over his handyman duties. So many good conversations and meals! I really enjoyed our day long trip to get peaches & garage sale to & from Waverly. I know she's the happy to be reunited with all who went before her. Rest in eternal peace "Blue-Eyes"

Molly Smith

May 21, 2020

Patty and Keith, sorry you finally had to say goodbye to Max. WOW! She was so strong and lived so fully. I'm glad our parents shared times together in our childhood homes playing cards. They can play all they want now and join all their pals. Maxine was classy, sharp, and caring her whole long life. Blessed are you both to have her for so long. Yet, I know you still will miss her. Molly

Chick Stessmn

May 21, 2020

Watching sports on TV > She always seemed to match my intensity and did not have much sympathy for poor effort or performance by any team......... Chiefs and Royals included!
Must have been her background as an athlete herself in her youth.

Kimmy Moser Besson

May 21, 2020

My condolences go out Patty and Keith Pence my Cousin's My ❤ and prayers are with you all. I Loved my Aunt Maxine going to her house as a child was so much fun I will forever cherish all the Memories.

Lisa Ledbetter

May 20, 2020

Dear Patty and Kieth,. Although I did not know your mother until her later years I admired her abundance of capturing life! I knew how much fun and intelligence she brought to the party. Even at 90 when I met her while visiting Patty at the Election Board. She was so proud of you Patty. God's speed, Max and Henry will be more than happy to be your escort to wherever you want to go....
Lisa Ledbetter
Birmingham, Alabama

Carl Prather

May 20, 2020

We were backyard neighbors with the Pence family and Keith's band teacher - we offer our deepest condolences for your loss and plan to donate to Harvester's in Max's name.

Carl & Becky Prather

Ana Robinson

May 19, 2020

To the family of Maxine my sincere condolences I meet Maxine when I work at McCrite doing her laundry . She thought me and my daughter that we need to work hard and be kind help and don’t be part of negativity and that the sky is the limit.
She thought my daughter how to make napkins.
I love her so much and I’ll miss her forever.
May God give you guys strength to overcome her departure.


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