Maxine  Blessington


It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Maxine June Blessington on January 29, 2019 at Mercy Living Center in Clinton, Iowa. Honoring her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with a Funeral Mass taking place at 1 pm on Thursday, February 7, at Jesus Christ Prince of Peace Catholic Church. A visitation will occur from 12 pm until the Funeral Mass at the Church. Burial will take place at a later date. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Maxine was born on June 17, 1921 in Clinton, Iowa to Claus and Viola Duhr. She attended school in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High in 1939. She retired from the Clinton Herald Circulation Dept. after 25 years of service.

She is survived by son Chuck (Lucy) Blessington, Gainesville, FL; daughters Mary Jo (Alan) Talkington, Ames, IA, Betty Jones and Ann (Dave) Geronzin both of Clinton; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sisters Marilyn Jackson and Shirley Jackson both of Clinton and Carolyn (Carl) Baty of CA; sister-in-law Madalyn Duhr.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe, son Bob, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Published on February 4, 2019
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Joyce Duhr
Feb 07, 2019
Hello Blessington Family,
Chuck, Mary Jo, Betty, Ann

I am so sorry for your loss. I send my very special thoughts and caring to you and your whole family. I have such special memories and thoughts of your mom when I was growing up, spending so much time at your house, playing with Betty and Ann, seeing Chuck (we were inseparable in kindergarten as my mom told me!!). Maxine was always so welcoming to me, as I spent SO much time there and she was always so kind, caring and welcoming to me. Your mom was a very special relative to me.

Everyone take good care. Much love, Joyce Duhr
Carolyn Baty
Feb 05, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. Maxine was a strong woman and woman of faith, friend to all. May memories of her love for family comfort you at this time of sorrow. Deepest sympathy!
Roland and Celia Behrens
Feb 05, 2019
Betty and Ann and families. So sorry for the loss of your mother. May her long life give you comfort in this difficult time of loss. Our deepest sympathy.
Catherine and Pat Burns
Feb 04, 2019
Our sympathy to Mary Jo and Al and their families, Betty, Ann and Chuck and their families. We always enjoyed your Mom's good company and good humor. You were all blessed with a beautiful Mother.