Maxine Della Garvis, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, December 15, 2013 at a local hospital.
Maxine was born March 16, 1926 in Taos, Missouri to Samuel and Nancy (Osborne) Wall.
She graduated from Benton High School in 1944 and as a registered nurse from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1947.
Maxine married Jon C. Garvis on May 16, 1948 in St. Joseph, Missouri, he preceded her in death.
Maxine worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph State Hospital, from where she retired on February 9, 1986, after 23 ½ years. Maxine was a member of McCarthy Baptist Church.
Maxine was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucille Potoroff; and brother, Clifton Wall.
Survivors include sons, Daryl (Gail) Garvis, Kansas City, Missouri, Kevin (Robin)Garvis, St. Joseph; sister, Shirley Punzo, St. Joseph; grandchildren, William Garvis, Kansas City, Missouri, Carolyn Garvis, Dearborn, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Jackson Garvis and Parker Seckel, both of Dearborn.
Services 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Tuesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 Tuesday evening and one hour prior to the service at 1 pm Wednesday. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to McCarthy Baptist Church Foreign Missions.