Mary Maxine Schell


On March 26, 2019, God's special child, Mary Maxine (Baker) Schell went home to be with her Heavenly Father. She was born in Lamar, Mo., on Dec. 19, 1931, and was raised in the small southwest Missouri community of Kenoma. She attended high school and met her future husband in Golden City, Mo.
Maxine was preceded in the journey home by her husband, Roger Glenn Schell; her brother, Stan Baker of Blue Springs, Mo.; and by her parents, Mary Vernette (Travis) Baker and Gail L Baker of Kenoma, Mo. She served in her earthly rolls of daughter, sister, cousin, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend with faith and love.
She is survived by her three children: Sharline Paul and her husband, Carl Blank of Columbia Mo., Martin Schell of Russellville, Ark., and Jenine Thompson of Plano, Texas. She was blessed with nine grandchildren: Aimey Stude, Jennifer Cook, Andrea Wiggins, Nikki Robinson, Austyn Paul, Valerie Hommen-Roddy, Paul Henry Thompson, Hayden Thompson, and Audrey Thompson. In addition, she leaves her brothers, Foster Baker of Iowa City, Iowa, George Baker of Lamar, Mo., Danny Baker and his wife, Deb Baker of Rapid City, S.D., Mike Baker of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her sister, Carol Medlin of Lamar, Mo.; and sister-in-law, Shirley Baker of Kansas City, Mo. Add to that the 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She had a family she was very proud of.
There will be a celebration of her life at a grave side service at Memorial Gardens Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Lamar, Mo.
Published on March 29, 2019
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