Rachel “Maxine” Causey

Rachel “Maxine” Causey, daughter of the late Elijah James and Jessie Ann (Sanders) Luellen, was born on March 16, 1930 in Buckhart, Missouri, and departed this life on November 30, 2014 at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, Missouri. She was 84 years, 8 months, and 14 days of age.

Maxine and her family lived in the Drury/Gentryville, Missouri, area. Around 1945, Maxine’s family moved to Parsons, Kansas. Maxine met Jessie Causey at church and the two were married on November 6, 1947 in Erie, Kansas. Seven children were born to this union: Janet, born in 1948; Albert, born in 1949; Mary, born in 1951; Dale born in 1953; Steven, born in 1955; Jay, born in 1957; and Mike, born in 1958.

Maxine greatly enjoyed reading her Bible, books, and crocheting. She crocheted several blankets for her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Besides her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie, in 1994; two sons, Albert Causey in 1950 and Steve Causey in 2012; and one daughter, Janet Hatch in 1993.

Maxine is survived by three sons, Dale Causey of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jay Causey and wife Charlene of Dora, Missouri, and Mike Causey and wife Lois of Dunn, Missouri; one daughter, Mary Collins of Branson, Missouri; one brother Jim Luellen, and wife Virginia of Nowata, Oklahoma; one sister, Edna Powers of Cassville, Missouri; two nephews, M.C. Powers and Michael Luellen; one niece Michelle Luellen of Joplin, Missouri; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Visitation for Maxine Causey was held at Craig- Hurtt Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services were Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Thompson officiating. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery, Douglas County, Missouri, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Cemetery c/o the funeral home.

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