Maxine Frances Johnson, 92, of Jewell, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at her home. Funeral Service will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 13, 2019, with a time of visitation to follow until 7:00 PM at Boman Funeral Home (www.bomanfh.com) in Webster City, IA.
Maxine, daughter of Frank and Pearl (Harman) Zeihan, was born on a farm west of Jewell on May 20, 1927. She graduated from Jewell High School in 1944. She worked as a legal secretary for many years.
On June 10, 1950, she married Fay Gordon Abbey at St. Mary’s Rectory in Ackley, Iowa. They resided at Concordia and Wichita, Kansas where Mr. Abbey was an automobile dealer and auctioneer until his death on June 1st, 1954. Maxine returned to Webster City and resided with her father and worked in the Law office of Bernstadt, Hemingway, and Hemingway in Webster City.
On November 21, 1958, she married Francis Marion Johnson at St Francis Xavier Church in Belmond, Iowa. The couple later moved to their farm near Jewell and engaged in farming. Two children were born to this union. Her husband passed away on February 25th, 1995.
Maxine’s family includes her son Frank G. Johnson and his wife Jane, of Jewell; daughter Zona R. Graves and fiancée Brian Thul, of Whittemore, IA; granddaughters: Johanna (Joshua) Walker of Roland, IA, Chandra (Andy) Flattebo of Story City, IA; grandson Joshua Graves of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; several great-grandchildren; niece Mary Ann O’Brien of Moorpark, CA; and Nephew Michael Redling of Moscato, IA. She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; two sisters Zona Redling and Ferne Calkins.
She loved all animals and will be missed by her two pet cats: Angel and Little Callie. Maxine was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Webster City, the American Legion Unit #191, of Webster City, IA since 1954, a member of the Hamilton County Farm Bureau, and of the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for many years.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to: Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741 (www.bestfriends.org).
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