Maxine M. McCabria
Funeral services for Maxine Mae McCabria, 84, Eudora, KS will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel. Maxine passed in her sleep on December 21, 2014, at Medicalodges Eudora.
She was born January 16, 1930, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Ray and Ruby (Kowing) Miller. She married Jack L. McCabria on June 8, 1957 in Eudora, KS. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2007.
Maxine was a 1948 graduate of Eudora High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in 1952. Upon graduation, she moved to Iowa to start her work as a dietician while attending the University of Iowa. After receiving her Master’s degree in 1954, she returned to Kansas where she worked and taught at the University of Kansas Medical Center from 1955 until 1960.
She and Jack moved to Ohio in 1960. While staying active and involved as a mother in the lives of her children, she continued her teaching career as part of the nursing curriculum at what is now known as Rhodes State College. She later developed and served as director of the dietetic technician program at the college. She received constant praise from her students for her approachable and earnest style.
Retiring in 1991, she and Jack returned to live on her family in Eudora. They enjoyed resuming life on the farm, rekindling old friendships and being part of the Eudora/Douglas County community.
Since retiring, Maxine stayed active in numerous civic and social groups. She was for many years president of the Eudora 1900 and Now Club, a member and officer of the Lawrence AARP, she was involved with Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and active in various Lawrence bridge clubs. She and Jack were also involved with the Eudora Historical Society, and members of the United Church of Christ in Eudora.
In the last couple of years, she continued to be active in managing the farm and actively spoiling her two Chihuahuas.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynette Weis (Doug) Knoxville, IL; Janelle McCabria, of the home; son, James McCabria, Eudora, KS; sister, Judy Meiergerd (Don), Wichita, KS; 3 grandchildren, Bryan, Justin and Jackie Weis.
The family will greet friends Friday, December 26, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary- Eudora Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Paul United Church of Christ or Cottonwood Industries and may be sent in care of the mortuary.