Maxine Wollen, 94, Ottawa, Kan., died Sunday, April 14, 2013.
Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Ottawa. Family members are expected to meet with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Interment is planned for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.
She was born Friday, April 11, 1919, in Lone Elm, Kan., the daughter of Glenn and Grace (DePoe) Sarver.
Maxine had lived in Ottawa since 1943, moving from Lone Elm.
She graduated from Lone Elm High School with the class of 1937. She attended Pittsburg State University 1939 to 1940 receiving a teaching certificate.
Maxine was united in marriage with Olin Wollen June 23, 1943, in Garnett, Kan. He preceded her in death May 29, 2003.
Maxine was a homemaker most of her life. She taught school three years in rural Anderson County in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ottawa, and United Methodist Women where she served in many leadership roles, a member of the Sunshine Class, which was later combined with the Oxford Service Forum Class and taught Sunday school. She also was a member of the Extension Homemakers Unit and Child Study Club, both of Ottawa. Maxine spent many hours volunteering her time serving as a Grey Lady with Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include her son, Terry Wollen and his wife, Judy, Falls Church, Va.; daughters, Jane Works and her husband, Joe, Humboldt, Kan., Sara Mitchell and her husband, Victor, Ottawa, Kan., Becky White and her husband, Gene, Baldwin City, Kan.; daughter-in-law, Lori Wollen, Lakewood, Wash.; sister, Naomi McAfee, Garnett, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Olin Wollen; son, Jim Wollen; and parents, Glenn & Grace Sarver.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Mid-America Nutrition Program or First United Methodist Church through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa KS 66067.
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