Maxine Ruth Locke

Born in Flatt Rock, IL on December 24, 1927

Departed on October 31, 2018 and resided in Springfield, TN

  • Graveside Service: New Cemetery
    • Sunday November 4, 2018 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Maxine Ruth (Highsmith) Locke, 90, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Born December 24, 1927 in Flatt Rock, IL, she was the daughter of the late Orman “Babe” Highsmith and Velma E. Mathews Highsmith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Robert Locke; two sisters and two brothers. Maxine received an Associates Degree in Religious Education and had attended the same seminary as her husband. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, she was known for her laughter, being a “prayer warrior” and her remarkable blue eyes. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Harold (Jeanne) Locke; her daughter, Lori (Randy) Burgess; her four grandchildren, Ashton Burgess, Chae Burgess, Bob Locke and Brenda Sutfin; her five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Sharon Nieman, Vera Blankenbeker and Irma Jean Williams; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM at Robinson Township Cemetery, East Main St. (Rt 33), Robinson, IL. Arrangements have been entrusted to Springfield Funeral Home, Springfield, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oneida Baptist Institute, www.oneidaschool.org

3 Comments to Maxine Ruth Locke

  1. Leeanne Smith Stites
    November 2, 2018 8:38 am

    I am so very sad to hear this. Mrs. Locke was a very special lady and she will be missed by many. I have the most wonderful memories of her and Bro. Locke while they lived in Barren Plains and later. They were in our home many, many times enjoying fellowship with us girls and my parents. She was indeed a true Christian in every sense of the word, and she will missed by many. Prayers to you all during this time for peace and comfort.

  2. Sandy and Acey Walker
    November 2, 2018 7:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about my great neighbor, Maxine, passing away. We were neighbors in KY for around 25 years until she moved to Springfield to be near her family. I have missed her so much, but now know she is up there I Heaven with her beloved Bob . Prayers to all her family as they go through this trying time.

    The Walker Family
    Kentucky

  3. Jackie and Helen Duncan
    November 3, 2018 6:07 pm

    So very sorry to learn of Maxine’s passing. She was a very good friend and neighbor to Helen and me. We have missed her very much since she went to Springfield but we know we will see her again. May God bring comfort and peace to her family.

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