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Maxine Carnes

Maxine Carnes, age 95, of Aurora, passed away Monday, August 12, 2019, at Memorial Community Care.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, August 17th at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Aurora United Methodist Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Maxine Luree Carnes, the daughter of Richard Julius Bruno and Irma Irene (Lemmons) Fenster, was born at her parentís farm in Marquette, Nebraska on May 26, 1924 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on August 12, 2019, at the age of 95.

Maxine grew up in Marquette and graduated from Marquette High School. She did office work at the school, housework for the superintendent and helped out on the farm.

On June 10, 1943 she was united in marriage to Clyde Cecil Carnes. They made their home in Hamilton County, where they farmed. They had two children: Kenneth and Charlotte. Maxine was a clerk for the McDonalds Clothing Store for 18 years. She worked with Clyde in the office when he started the Aurora Sales Pavilion and cooked in the sale barns as he auctioneered. Clyde passed away on April 8, 1976. Maxine also provided in-home care and answered the phone for her sonís business, Carnes Real Estate for a time.

Maxine enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing cards and dancing. In her younger years Maxine was involved in the V.F.W Auxiliary, the SOS Club, G.I. Eagles Auxiliary and the Dorcas Circle at the United Methodist Church. Maxine lived in Marquette and around Aurora all of her life, except for some time in Wyoming with Charlotte and her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Dale, Wayne and Donald Fenster; husband Clyde, son, Kenneth Carnes and daughter, Charlotte Imus and infant grandson Kris Carnes.

Those left to cherish her memory are her four grandchildren, Ronda (Ron) Harding of Laramie, Wyoming, Kendra (Jeff) Ostermeier of Grand Island, Cevin (Stacy) Imus of Gillette, Wyoming and K.C. (Kelle) Carnes of Brewster, New York. Great grandchildren, Rylan & Robbie Harding, Katelyn (Brandon) Ostermeier Doxon and Eric Ostermeier, Rex and Rico Imus and Mya, Kye, Sydney and Hayley Carnes. She was blessed with her first great-great grandchild in May of this year, Emery Charlotte Doxon. Maxine is also survived by her sister, Doris (Edgar) Rasmussen of Marquette, son-in-law, Ron (Vicki) Imus of Casper, WY and daughter-in-law Sue (Larry) Bengston of Aurora, many nieces and nephews and endless friends.

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