Maxine Lorraine Robertson Brewer


Maxine Lorraine Robertson Brewer, 98, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Seymour, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017, in Houston.

The beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, great-aunt and devoted friend was born Feb. 6, 1919, in Indianapolis, to William Jennings “Bryan” Robertson and Lucy Alice “Allie” McKain Robertson, both of whom preceded her in death. On Nov. 23, 1939, she married James J. “Jim” Brewer, who preceded her in death April 23, 1986.

She graduated in 1937 from Cortland High School.

Maxine and daughter Deanna lived in Rhode Island in the 1940s while Jim was in training with the U.S. Navy Seabees. When he shipped out to participate in the World War II landing at Normandy, they returned to Indiana where they lived in Honeytown with her parents. After the war, Jim and Maxine lived in Indiana until 1953 when they moved with their family to Winchester, Kentucky.

She attended business classes at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and art classes in Ramstein, Germany. She worked in sales and service positions throughout her lifetime, sharing her delightful personality. She was an ardent volunteer and sought after for her gracious ways and her expert culinary skills. She served for many years as an elder and Sunday School teacher at First Christian Church in Winchester, Kentucky, with a passion for serving others and teaching children. Her dedication, quick wit and friendly smile touched the hearts of all who knew her. In recognition of her noteworthy accomplishments in her community and state, Maxine was given the commission of Kentucky Colonel, which is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Survivors include her daughters, Deanna (Stephen) McCary of Houston, Texas, and Sharon (Larry) Jenkins of Bloomington; grandson, Kevin McCary of El Paso, Texas; granddaughter, Kirstin (Kyle) McCary Parker of Fort Worth, Texas; great-grandchildren, Pierce, Layla and Nash Parker of Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Joan McFadden of Seymour and Madison; six nieces; a nephew; two great-nieces; five great-nephews; and several cousins with whom she had maintained close ties.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Don Robertson in 2007 and Merle Robertson in 2015; and niece, Julie Robertson in 2013.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Voss & Sons Funeral Service in Seymour. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service.

Memorials may be given to First Christian Church, 24 E. Hickman St., Winchester, KY, 40391.