Mabel “Maxine” Hagan, daughter of the late Harold Cephus and Louisa Elizabeth (Roberts) Dobson, was born on April 6, 1928 in Marionville, Missouri, and departed this life on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, in Kabul Nursing Hone in Cabool, Missouri, following a long illness. She was 81 years, ten months and four days of age.
Maxine grew up in Texas County and graduated from Mtn. Grove High School.
She was united in marriage to Alvis Hagan on August 1, 1946 in Dunn, Missouri. Three children were born to this union. They made their home in the Mtn. Grove area where they raised their family.
Maxine enjoyed being outdoors, especially when tending to her vegetable and flower gardens each year. She truly enjoyed raising vegetables and sharing them with those around her. She also enjoyed crocheting and making lap quilts. She also looked forward each year to picking blackberries.
She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, friend, and neighbor. She truly loved her family and enjoyed doting on her two granddaughters as much as possible. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her.
She was a longtime member of Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church near Mtn. Grove where she enjoyed attending services as long as her health permitted.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Jean Gilmore; three brothers, Clarence, Melvin, and John Dobson; an infant brother, James W. Dobson; and one sister, Ruby Roberts.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Alvis Hagan of their home; one son, Roy Hagan and wife Loretta of Mtn. Grove; one daughter, Diane Afuvai of Southwest City, Missouri; two granddaughters, Laura Asberry and husband Patrick of Springfield, Missouri, and Shannon Hurley and husband Dusty of Southwest City, Missouri; one great-grandson, Boen Zane Hurley; two sisters, Beverly England and Christine Robbins, both of Nixa, Missouri; nieces; nephews; her church family; and a host of other relatives, neighbors and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 15, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Ronald Turner officiating. The McCunes sang “Beulah Land” and “In The Garden.” Pallbearers were Dale Clark, Duane Garren, Frank McCune, Steve Sanders, Andre Davidson and Johnny Carr. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.