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G. Maxine Sinks

August 17, 1924 - July 5, 2007

G. Maxine Sinks

SHERMAN – G. Maxine Sinks, 82, of Sherman, died Thursday, July 5, 2007 at her residence.

She was born August 17, 1924 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the daughter of Arch and Nora Robison Crisel. She married C. Vern Sinks in 1943 in St. Charles, MO; he preceded her in death on December 12, 2003. Her parents and one sister also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Sinks graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and retired from Franklin Life Insurance Company. She was an active member of West Side Christian Church, where she enjoyed the babies in the nursery, the children in Vacation Bible School, her Beau Knot friends, and her church family. She formerly enjoyed golfing and was an active volunteer at St. John’s Hospital as a Samaritan for 30 years. She previously volunteered at Lewis Memorial Christian Village and Ronald McDonald House.

Survivors: two daughters, Linda Ushman of Littleton, CO and Janet Miller of Sherman; one son, Gary (wife, Clare) Sinks of Springfield; six grandchildren, Jodi Ushman, Gary (wife, Jennifer) Sinks II, Michael (wife, Kahra) Sinks, Tara (husband, Scott) Egger, April (husband, Stephen) Howard, and Amanda Miller; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to West Side Christian Church.

Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2007. Services: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007, Gary Winkleman officiating. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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