North Platte Resident: Maxine M. Abrams, age 91 (1922-2013)

Maxine M. Abrams, 91, died August 31st, 2013, at Linden Court in North Platte, Nebraska.

She was born March 6th, 1922, to Stephen and Nynon (Pearson) Clifford on a ranch in McPherson County. She attended school in Tryon, Nebraska, graduating in 1939 from McPherson County High School. Maxine attended college at Greeley State College in Greeley, Colorado and received her B.A. Degree in Elementary Education from Kearney State College. She taught school in McPherson County for eight years and in Stapleton elementary school for 21 years.

Maxine married Russell Abrams on July 1st, 1945, in Oberlin, Kansas and to this union were born three children, Lana Jo, Denise Ann and Michael Russ.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church where she served as a long time organist and director of music. She also served her church as Sunday school teacher and librarian and the Presbyterian Women’s Association as a past president and secretary.

Maxine was a charter member of the Stapleton, Nebraska, V.F.W. Auxiliary, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and a past member the Twilight Twelve Extension Club.

Her hobbies included music, picture embroidery and reading.

Survivors include two daughters, Lana (Darrell) Morken of Rockwood, Tennessee and Denise (Brent) Skinner of Menomonie, Wisconsin; one son, Michael (Debra) Abrams of Lexington, Nebraska, four grandchildren, Kimberly (William) Devin and Courtney Curry of Charlotte, North Carolina and Brooke Skinner-(Matt) Drawz, Minnetonka, Minnesota and Mitchell Skinner (Ahna Minge), St. Paul, Minnesota, two step-grandchildren, Aaron Reimers, Lincoln, Nebraska and Andrea (Phil) Lueking, Holdrege, Nebraska and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, her parents, four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 5th, 2013, at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Stapleton, Nebraska.

Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home and at the church prior to services.

Memorials are suggested to Cornerstone Christian Women EPC, V.F.W. Auxiliary Scholarship Fund or the American Legion Auxiliary and online condolences can be made at  

Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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