Maxine Dudley, 82 of rural Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at Audrain Medical Center.
Maxine Dudley was born January 23, 1930 in Miami County, Kansas. She was raised by Ray and Leota Gray, her paternal aunt and uncle as their own from the time she was a toddler. Maxine and her family moved to Mexico, MO. in 1938 and she graduated from Mexico H.S. with the class of '48.
She married Bob Dudley of Rush Hill on November 7, 1948 and their first home was the old Eureka School House at the corner of Hwy. 54 and Rt. B near Rush Hill. She and Bob shared their farm life together for over 50 years. They were members of the Benton City Christian Church.
Maxine also worked off the farm for many years at Temple Stephens and at Jay's IGA in Mexico. Later in life, she worked at H & R Block during tax season. She loved working the polls for local elections as well. She was a faithful Mexico Bulldog fan and helped plan many memorable class reunions with the Class of 48. She was also an enthusiastic supporter of the Audrain County Relay for Life as a cancer survivor. Maxine loved to keep up with Cardinal baseball and always wore her Birds On Bat shirt on game day. Her friends will all miss her sense of humor and fondness for teasing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her sister Betty Brown and infant twin grandsons, Christopher and Daniel Qualls.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Dudley; her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Dave Qualls, all of rural Mexico; two grandchildren, Nathan Qualls of the Boston area and Devin Qualls of Dallas.
Please honor her memory with a contribution to your favorite Relay For Life team if you so choose.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Arnold Funeral Home.
Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com