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“Mark and family, It sounds like your mother lived a full and very rewarding and loving life. She now lays in peace leaving you many wonderful...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kay Coyne - Davenport, IA

“Maxine was such a wonderful woman, always smiling and welcoming. I am sure she will be remembered and missed. Praying for your family. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Lou Hill - Urbandale, IA

“Always had that smile and twinkle in her eyes when she looked at me! Mark, Dave and family... we are so very sorry. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Mike Ridgway - Nevada, IA

“I will always have fond memories of my Aunt Maxine (and Uncle Leo). They were very special people in our lives. My Mother was Leo's sister so my...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy McDonald - Albia, IA

“I will always remember the kindest lady, the family reunions we attended. Being interested in genealogy she would share memories of her early youth....Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: jan Czuper LeAir) - Racine, WI

“Dave and family,I am sorry to hear of the recent passing of your mother. I have some great memories running up and down summer st.... hanging out,...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Scott Burt - Friend

“So sorry for this loss, it's hard loosing parents. May God hold you all your n his arms while you grieve. My thoughts and prayers to you all. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Sheryl Cory-Leydens - Altoona, IA

“So sorry for your loss Mark. You and your family will be in my prayers. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Honnold - Overland Park, KS

“Maxine and Leo were my dearly loved uncle and aunt, who shared their lives and love for each other and with me, my parents, sisters, brother, and all...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Elizabeth (Betty Vance Pigg) Pigg - OR

“Sorry for your loss. What a lovely lady she was! Cherish your memories. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: cheryl Hoeg - Des Moines, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Maxine and Leo we're good friends of my folks. Hubert and Alice Chambers ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Sally Kunz. ( Chambers )

“Mark, David and your families....So sorry to hear of your mom's passing ....i pray for your family I the days ahead.... she was a great lady and ...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Vicki Bertagnolli (Wright) - IA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Shawn and Dawn Reynolds - Alleman, IA

“Rest In Peace Maxine. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Scott Durrell - White Oak, IA

“I wanted to say I was a friend of Maxine's but after I read about her I realized I didn't really know her. My husband and I were a young married...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Esposito - Ellijay, GA


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Maxine Minnie McCombs, 91, passed away on May 21, 2017 of natural causes at Urbandale Healthcare Center surrounded by her loving family.
Visitation will be held Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 5 - 7:00 p.m., at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017 with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).
Maxine was born in Lovilia, Iowa on January 31, 1926 to Pearl D. and Edith V. (Riseley) Robbins. She was raised and attended school in Lovilia, Iowa. In 10th grade, her family moved to North Kansas City, Missouri where she graduated from high school in 1944 and worked several jobs. She married Leo I. McCombs on December 13, 1945 in Kansas City, Kansas after correspondence with him while he was in the U.S. Army Air Force. They moved to Polk City in 1951.
Maxine dreamed of being a mother and after a long struggle with infertility, she was blessed with two sons; David and Mark. After the birth of her sons, Maxine dedicated her life to being a mom. She was a proud member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Women's Auxiliary and held several offices over the years including Presidency. She was highly involved in these organizations and loved attending the events, especially the dances and New Year's Eve celebrations. Maxine volunteered for over 30 years on the election board. She was a great bowler and took pride in coaching her sons' junior bowling leagues. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, traveling, her time at the senior center and with her birthday club but most of all, spending time with family and friends. Maxine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Survivors include two sons, David and wife Peggy of Polk City and Mark and his wife Sherry of Davenport, five grandchildren; Sarah (Ryan), Megan (Mike), Bryan (Theresa), Nicole, Mitchell, ten great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo I. McCombs; four siblings, Juanita, Leora, Irene, and Charlie and numerous other family members. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.