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Maxine I. Raitt


Maxine I. Raitt, 96, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a resident since June 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. Sixth St. in Vinton with the Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Saturday.
She was born March 10, 1922, near Brandon, the daughter of Merrill and Neva Evans. Maxine graduated from Vinton High School in May 1940. On March 17, 1941, she married Louis Raitt in Rock Island, Ill.
Maxine worked at the recorder's and auditor's offices at the courthouse in Vinton. She also worked as an aide at the Vinton Hospital for several years. For about 20 years, she cared for people in their homes. An article about her work was published in the Involvement Magazine by Kirkwood Community College.
Maxine cared for her husband, "Touie" in their home for many years before his death in 1998.
She is survived by daughter, Lynette and husband, Doug, Cedar Rapids; son, Tom and wife, Heidi, Yorkville, Ill.; and daughter-in-law, Sherry, Evansdale; grandchildren, Nick (Jennifer), Chela (Rob), Louis, Randi (Josh), Jake (Ashlie) and Grant.; great-grandchildren, Michael, Candace, Greta, Cooper, Jessie, Stella, Madeline, Maxine, Levi, Brandon and Lettie; and great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Malakhi and Gavin; a brother, Roger, Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis; her son, Terry; her brothers, Bob, Lyle and Gail; and her sister, Nadine.
Online condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
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