Maxine Mira York Wilson
Maxine Mira York Wilson, 97, died Dec. 14, 2019, at the Hays Medical Center.
She was born on May 29, 1922, at the h o m e of her grandparents north of Shields, the first of three children of Henry Herman and Alberta Olive (Brown) York.
She attended Fairview Public School No. 38 in Gove County, north of Healy, and then lived with her grandparents, Ford Albert and Winnie Olive (Maxwell) Brown in Healy to attend high school. She graduated with the Healy High School class of 1940.
She married Harold Archie Kenoyer on Nov. 29, 1942.
Archie died on July 22, 1950.
She married Shelby W. Wilson on Nov. 14, 1972. They lived on a farm north of Healy.
They had a small band called the Lane County Dusters and played for many dances and other occasions. Maxine loved playing the piano even though she could not read a note of music, only playing by ear.
Shelby died on April 10, 2005.
At that time she moved to Dighton. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Healy, a past member of the Healy rural school board and Healy Co-op.
She is survived by her three children, Robert Kenoyer and wife, Pat, Dighton, Frances Ross, Ellis, and Nancy Ratzlaff and husband, Keith, Healy; a step-son, Steve Wilson and wife, Suzan; a step-daughter, Debie Ascarte; a brother, Dwight York and wife, Mary, Oakley; a stepbrother, Rex Wilson and wife, Margaret, Marion; a step-sister, Amy Willis, Warsaw, Mo.; a sister-inlaw, Pam Jennison, Healy; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a brother, Henry Forrest York; two stepbrothers, Dean Wilson and Keith Wilson; and two step-sisters, Delia Speer and Janie Johnston; and a great-grandson, Joshua LaRock.
The funeral service will be held Fri., Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m., at the Healy United Methodist Church with Rev. Bud Tuxhorn officiating. Burial will be in the Healy Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Healy or J.O.Y. Center in Dighton in care of Boomhower Funeral Home, Box 891, Dighton, Ks. 67839
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com