Doris Maxine Spence was born on February 16, 1926 in Cherryvale, Kansas, the daughter of Bert and Robbie Irene (Allen) Flood. She died on June 23, 2022 at the SunPorch of Dodge City, Dodge City, Kansas.
Maxine grew up in Cherryvale, attending school there and graduating from Cherryvale High School. She then obtained her teaching certificate and taught for two years in a small country school before attending a college year at the University of Ottawa and a year at McPherson College.
Over the years, she worked in a defense factory during World War II. Other jobs included cooking at the Rockville school, driving a bus to the Rockville school, cooking at Sandstone Heights, Little River, and head chef at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home for 11 years, Hutchinson, Kansas. Her favorite though was being a wife and mother.
She married Richard Spence on October 19, 1947 at First Baptist Church in McPherson. He died on October 20, 2009.
Survivors include her four children: David Spence, Hutchinson, Dick Spence, Galva, Monica and her husband Clarence Bounds, Wright, and Denice and her husband Greg Dater, Little River; four grandchildren, Joseph Potts and his friend Erica Jackson, Dodge City, Ann and her husband Marc Russell, Dodge City, Brian and his wife Staci Dater, Hutchinson, and Tom and his wife Amy Dater, Wichita; step-grandchildren, Michelle and Kevin Williams, Dodge City, Bryan and Jamie Bounds, Hutchinson and Jason Bounds, Hutchinson; nine great-grandchildren; eight-step great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren; sister Donna Sue Janzen, McPherson; and his brother Jim Flood, Splendora, TX.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, great-grandson Clutch Klenke, daughter-in-law Jonetta Spence, sister Nadine Morlan and brother Bob Flood, as well as other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 27, 2022, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Pastor John Pattison officiating. Interment will follow at McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.