M. Maxiene Kann


Mary Maxiene (Grimes) Kann, 101, of Fairfield died at 10:00 pm Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield.
The funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Cranston Family Funeral Home in Fairfield, officiated by Pastor Danny Carey. Burial will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends starting at 12:00 pm preceding the service at the funeral home.
Maxiene was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Packwood, to Lee Grimes and Myrtie (Bradford) Grimes. She graduated from Packwood High School. She married the love of her life, Albert Kann, March 12, 1938 in Kirksville, Mo.
Maxiene lived a full life engaged with friends and family. Her home was always open, delicious food was always prepared, and Maxiene was always ready to host with the best conversation and card games. She was a night owl who never wanted to miss anything. In her younger years, Maxiene enjoyed cooking, travelling, antiquing, and shopping. She never lost her love of shopping or her generous spirit. She was a founder of the A to Z Card & Social club, member of the First United Methodist Church, and Fairfield Women's Club. Maxiene's love for her family defined her life.
Maxiene is preceded in death by her husband, Albert; her parents Myrtie, Lee and step-mother, Ida Grimes; sisters Velma Grimes, Dorothy Griener, and Marjorie Sanders; brother Don Grimes; her daughter-in-law Becky Kann; and many friends. Undoubtedly, there was a wonderful welcoming committee waiting for Maxiene and she will continue to be the life of the party Heaven-side.
Her tenacious spirit, quick wit, and unwavering love will be missed. Maxiene is survived by her son, John Kann; daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Larry Wheeler; granddaughter Christi Kann Youngberg, grandson-in-law Scott Youngberg, and great-grandaughters Ava and Adeline Youngberg; grandson and granddaughter-in-law Daniel and Tiffany Kann, and great-grandson Lochlan Kann; and her sister and brother-in-law Norma and Herb Simmons as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Her family hopes to carry on her legacy.
Memorials in Maxiene's honor are requested to Every Step Hospice and the Alzheimer's Research Foundation

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