Maxine Enabnit – Sun City, Arizona

Dateline:  Sun City, Arizona

 Maxine Enabnit, 94, peacefully passed away on Good Friday, April 2, 2021. She was born on February 13, 1927, to Walter and Aida Kelley, in Manchester, Iowa. Maxine graduated after 12 years in Manchester schools.  She married Darwin Enabnit, on December 29th, 1949. They farmed the land that is still in the family today.  After retiring from farming and Collins Radio, Maxine and Darwin spent winters in Mesa, Arizona, until Darwin passed away suddenly in 1982.  Maxine decided to stay in Mesa and she lived there until she moved to Sun City, Arizona, to be closer to her daughter, Linda.

Maxine loved to dance, play cards, crochet, do craft projects, play bingo and just socialize.  She always had a smile on her face and loved to joke around. Maxine was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Ryan.

In addition to her parents, Aida and Walter Kelley, Maxine was preceded in death by her older baby sister, Elizabeth Kelley; her younger sister, Donna Millam; her husband, Darwin Enabnit; and her grandson, Shane Patrick Cauley,

Surviving Maxine, is her daughter Linda (Larry) Butterfield; her two granddaughters, Christine (Joel) Miller and Sarah Cauley; one grandson, Lee (Mystelle) Butterfield; and four great-granddaughters, Audrey Grace Boleyn, Jade, Bella, and Lily Butterfield.

Condolences may be sent to Linda Butterfield, 11047 West Irma Lane, Sun City, Arizona 85373.

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Mass of Christian Burial:  10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan, Iowa, with Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating.

Visitation:  9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan.

Inurnment:  Calvary Cemetery – Ryan, Iowa



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