Originally Published: August 31, 2018 8:15 p.m.
Leora Maxine Chandler passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018; she was born July 26, 1948.
Maxine is survived by her children, Stanley Ekings and Kristine Jones; her granddaughter, Rebekah Ekings; step-grandson, Tyler Delino; brothers, Leland, Leroy and Larry Foster; sister-in-law, Ruby Foster; niece, Ginny Rae Foster; and daughter-in-law, Deanna Ekings. Maxine was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt; she was a happy, fun-loving woman who enjoyed dancing even if it was by herself.
Maxine’s greatest passion, besides her family, was softball; she played from the 1970s to 1990s and excelled at the sport. Maxine played on teams from Prescott to Bagdad, including women’s teams, co-ed teams and traveling all-star teams.
Maxine was dearly loved by all her family and friends; she will be eternally in our hearts.
The family will be holding a private Celebration of Life Service on Sept. 22. In lieu of cards and flowers, Maxine asked that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. If you would like to make a donation please visit: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?fr_id=39300&px=5272602&pg=personal
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.
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