Archive for Wednesday, February 11, 1998


February 11, 1998


— Services for Maxine Givens Dendurent, 84, Wamego, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church of Wamego. Burial will be at Wamego City Cemetery.

Mrs. Dendurent died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Mercy Health Center, Manhattan.

She was born Nov. 5, 1913, in Manhattan, the daughter of Max Vontell and Rena Irene Carlson Givens. She graduated from Manhattan High School in 1932 and later from Sacred Heart Academy Business College in Manhattan.

She was a secretary in the Riley County Engineer's Office and the Riley County Department of Social Welfare. She also worked during World War II in the civilian personnel department of the Army at Camp Barkely, Tex., and later with the Office of Price Administration in Manhattan. She was co-owner and publisher of the Wamego Times newspaper from 1947 until she retired in 1983.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Wamego, United Methodist Women, Wamego Study Club, Howard Johnson Post No. 172 of the American Legion Auxiliary, life member of Post No. 1258, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Widow-to-Widow Support Group, Kansas Farm Bureau, Modern Woodmen of America, American Association of Retired Persons, and Wamego Area Senior Citizens.

Mrs. Dendurent received the Modern Woodman of America Community Service Award in 1981.

She married H.O. Dendurent on July 6, 1941, in Manhattan. He died April 13, 1983.

Survivors include a son, Mike Dendurent, Wamego; two sisters, Harriet Maguire, Lawrence, and Gloria Storey, Prescott, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Stewart Funeral Home, Wamego, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorials to either the Wamego Public Library, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 48, Wamego 66547; or to Silent Unity, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Mo. 64065-0001.

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