Maxine M. Booker
Mission — A memorial Mass for Maxine M. Booker, 86, Overland Park, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5500 Woodson Road, Mission. Burial will take place at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Topeka.
Mrs. Booker died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, after an eight-year battle with cancer.
She was born April 1, 1923, along with her twin sister, Maurine, in Shields, the daughter of William B. and Clara Wecker Davidson. She was raised in Emporia.
She earned a degree in journalism from the University of Denver. In her 40s, she earned a master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Mrs. Booker and her husband founded a business that grew into a retail home decorating center and wholesale wallpaper distributorship.
She was a talented pianist, artist and an active volunteer throughout her life.
She married Larry Booker, and they shared 62 years of marriage. He survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Laura Tiffany, Lawrence, and Ginny Booker, Columbia, Mo.; a son, Greg Booker, Shawnee; five grandchildren, Kimberly Green, Michael Tiffany, Kevin Booker, Missy Booker and Katie Booker; three great-grandchildren, Mary Green, James Green and Megan Green; a brother, William R. Davidson, Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Margery Purcell and husband Lloyd, Topeka; and a nephew, three nieces and many other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister, Maurine Stone; and a son-in-law, George Tiffany.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, and a luncheon will follow the Mass in the church hall.
D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials to Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212 or catholiccharitiesks.org.
Online condolences may be sent at dwnewcomers.com.