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MAXINE F. WOODS

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MAXINE F. WOODS

1923-2013

Maxine F. Woods, 90, of Dent, died on Aug. 24, 2013 at The Thomas House I in Perham. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Dent with Pastor Jerry Bass officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Burial will take place in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dent.

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Maxine was born on Feb. 17, 1923 near Dunnell, Minn., the daughter of Winfield and J. Loneta (Headley) Cooper. Her mother died when she was six days old and she was raised by her maternal grandparents. Maxine graduated from Sherburn High School, Sherburn, Minn., and attended the College of Commerce (a medical secretarial school) of Minneapolis. She worked for a family physician and then in the office of St. John's Hospital of St. Paul, Minn.

On June 2, 1942 Maxine was united in marriage to Herbert R. Woods of South St. Paul and they lived there until 1943 when they moved to Sherburn, Minn., where they had a milk route and dairy farm. In 1949 they purchased a dairy farm near Dent.

Maxine was active in the United Methodist Church as choir director, organist, treasurer, United Methodist Women president and also a District UMW officer. Maxine worked for 18 years as the director of medical records at the hospital in Pelican Rapids, Minn.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert; two sons, Bradley R. (Dolores) and their children Wendy (Tom) Opine and Thaddeus (Naila) Woods, Michael W. (Brenda) and their children Erin, Katrina (Blake) McGee and Vanessa (Ryan) Scudder; and five great-grandchildren, Brennan Woods, Claire and Sean Scudder, Liam and Everett McGee.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.

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