SIKESTON -- Maxine True, 72, died Dec. 18, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born April 29, 1936, in Booneville, Miss., to the late William Shelby and Effie Mae Burress Thorne, she was a homemaker, a childcare provider and a member of Church on the Rock.
On June 2, 1926, in Dorena, she married James True who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Calvin and Mikki True of Sikeston and the Rev. Curtis and Carmen True of Sikeston; five daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Larry Wicker, Rita and Randy Green, Gloria and Randy Samuelson, Berneice and Johnny Sharber and Roxie and David Sindle of Sikeston; one son-in-law, David Palmer of Poplar Bluff; one brother and sister-in-law, R.B. and Loretta Thorne of Lilbourn; and 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carneice Palmer, and one great-grandson, Ethan Michael Box.
Visitation will be held from noon until time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday at Church on the Rock. The Rev. Curtis True will officiate assisted by Bishop Ronnie Webb and a grandson, Drew Sharber, an evangelist.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Brice Box, Blake Box, Shane Wicker, Adam Wicker, Tyler Green and Austin Palmer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Sparks, Robert Pipes and Joe Givens.
The Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.