OBITUARY

Maxine Joan Dillow

August 21, 1945January 9, 2021
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Maxine Joan Dillow (nee Lepper), wife, mother, nana, sister and friend passed away peacefully on the early morning of January 9, 2021 at the age of 75. She was born in St. Louis on August 21, 1945 to Marcus and Julia Lepper. Beloved wife to Larry Dillow for 53 years, loving mother to Tamie (John) Stinson, Tracie (Bill) Lee and Taunya Dillow. She was a devoted and loving nana to John Stinson, Sarah Stinson, Brandon Lee and Haydon Lee. Beloved sister to Gerry Vandeven, Jim Lepper, Carol Graslie, Dennis Lepper and Kathy Reichmuth. Maxine will ascend to Heaven into the arms of her mother, father and sister Barbara Wibberg.

Maxine was a beautiful light whose boundless love will remain in the hearts of all who loved her. Always quick to smile, she was generous with her time and considerable creative talent. There was nothing she couldn't accomplish once she set her mind to it. From designing playhouses; sewing wedding and baptism dresses, curtains, and anything one could wear or need; knitting and crocheting sweaters, hats, blankets, and holiday decor; designing room additions; having a green thumb; cooking like a master chef (for an army); to stretching every penny farther than anyone thought possible. All of this, she did for her family and loved ones. Nothing made her more happy than having her family around her, especially for the holidays. If you met her once, you were like family to her. Many of her younger friends, and friends of her daughters often considered her a "second mom." She loved driving the school bus and talked fondly of her bus and kids long after retirement. Before she passed, she was knitting baby hats to be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our lives are changed forever, but her legacy is the love, laughter, and memories that will live on in all of the lives she touched.

There will be an opportunity for family and friends to visit on Thursday, January 14 between 3pm and 7pm at Hoffmeister South County Chapel. There will be a short service following visitation at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are greatly appreciated.

  • FAMILY

  • Marcus Lepper, Father (deceased)
  • Julia Lepper (nee Vaugh), Mother (deceased)
  • Larry Dillow, Husband
  • Tamie (John) Stinson, Daughter
  • Tracie (Bill) Lee, Daughter
  • Taunya Dillow, Daughter
  • John Stinson, Grandchild
  • Sarah Stinson, Grandchild
  • Brandon Lee, Grandchild
  • Haydon Lee, Grandchild
  • Gerry Vandeven, Sister
  • Jim Lepper, Brother
  • Carol Graslie, Sister
  • Dennis Lepper, Brother
  • Kathy Reichmuth, Sister
  • Barbara Wibberg, Sister (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Committal Service at a Later Date

Memories

Maxine Joan Dillow

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Dee Bellinger

January 14, 2021

Such fun times Max! Always and forever in my heart.

Karen Mahler

January 13, 2021

I met Maxine driving a school bus for MSD. We grew to be very good friends. I love her like a sister. She was quick with a smile, a helping hand, a hug or anything else you may need. Her laugh was infectious and you knew where she was by it! In retirement we grew even closer and I will miss her more than words can say. RIP dear friend... you are loved and will be missed by all!

Amanda Clark

January 12, 2021

Amanda Clark

January 12, 2021

When I think of Maxine, I am reminded of her infectious laughter (we would laughed till we cried), talent, selflessness, sense of humor, kindness, and positive disposition. I have years of memories with her. My first few years with Mehlville were so enjoyable and memorable thanks to her. She treated me like family, teaching me to knit and crochet. My love for baking was thanks to her teaching me in her kitchen. She will be remembered as one of the kindest people I’ve ever been blessed to know. I will carry her memory with me always.

Sandy Kraus

January 12, 2021

Amy Guttmann-Leuthauser

January 11, 2021

Maxine was a wonderful Lady! Her smile and her laugh made your day. Maxine was on in a Million and will be missed dearly. If you were down and needed an ear, she would listen. She gave the warmest hugs to heal the broken heart. Her laugh was contagious, once she started every one joined in on laughing. Maxine smile, laugh and words of wisdom will always be with me and my 3 boys. Loved working with her !
RIP ..Your Truly An Angel Now!

Sandy Kraus

January 11, 2021

Everyone from the bus lot at Mehlville loved Maxine. She had a heart of gold and would doing anything for someone. She always put everyone else first. We all had so much fun with her. Being around her daily was very entertaining. Maxine we will all miss you and I love you very much!!!

Sandy Kraus

January 11, 2021

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