Maxine L. White

August 27, 1922 ~ September 27, 2020

Maxine LaVerne White of Grapevine, who devoted her life to Jesus and her family, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 27, 2020.  She was 98 years old. Maxine was born on August 27, 1922, to Jennie Ethel (Templeton) Rains and Leslie Creed Rains on a farm outside of Caldwell Kansas. She attended Caldwell Schools and graduated from Caldwell High School where she met the love of her life, Marvin E. White.  They were married in San Antonio, Texas on August 14, 1944, while Marvin was in the Army Air-Corp.  After Marvin’s service, the young couple returned to the Caldwell area where they spent their lives farming and raising their beloved daughters.   

Maxine, known to her family as Mackie, mom, grandma, and Gg, was a faithful servant of Christ. Her one true wish for her family was for each of them to know Jesus and honor Him. Maxine devoted her life to her husband and her family.  She was always ready to serve cake, cookies and candy to those who walked through her door.  She loved cooking fried chicken and making homemade malts to take to Marvin and whomever else was working the fields. 

Maxine and Marvin moved to the DFW area in 2005 after retirement in order to be closer to family.  Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin White, daughters Marva Jean White and Vickie Lynn Garton along with numerous brothers and sisters and her parents.  Maxine is survived by her daughter Connie Traverse and husband Gil, daughter Paula Helmke and husband Lawerence, grandchildren Alan Traverse, Staci Wayant, Lynn Styles, Crystal Lakey, David Helmke, Elisha Cannatella, and Courtney Guthrie.  Maxine was also blessed with households of great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews who were loved beyond measure.

A funeral service is being held for family and friends on Thursday, October 1st at 1:00 pm at Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine Texas.  A subsequent graveside service will be held at 2:00 on Saturday October 3, 2020 at Spring Creek Cemetery, Grant County, Oklahoma. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the Schaeffer Mortuary.  Both services will be officiated by Maxine’s nephew Leon Slape. 

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Ephesians 5:1 (NLT)

Condolences

I attended church with Maxine when she lived in Caldwell. She was a lovely Christian woman who walked the walk and was always so sweet and kind !