Moved to Laurie in 1989

Maxine Jeanette Frerking Worley died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Columbia, Mo. She was 87.

Maxine was born Jan. 11, 1926, to the late Ralph Frerking and Clara Haase Frerking in Higginsville, Mo. She attended Sweet Springs High School before enrolling at the University of Missouri. She graduated with a BA degree in psychology in 1948.

She married Charles A. Worley on Sept. 30, 1946, in Sweet Springs. He preceded her in death May 27, 2009. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. While her husband worked as a family physician in Sweet Springs, she was a homemaker, high school librarian and owner of a variety store there. In 1989, they moved to Laurie, Mo., where she volunteered with the Westlake Area Chamber of Commerce and Sunrise Beach Elementary School. An avid bridge player, Maxine was well known for her cooking and hospitality.

The marriage was blessed with three children: Charles Robert “Bob” and spouse Karen Sue Flandermeyer Worley of Columbia, Virginia Ann Poehlman of Columbia, and Nancy Jane and spouse Randall Dean Thompson of Gladstone, Mo.; and six grandchildren: Charles Christopher “Chris” Worley and John Robert Worley, Nell Michelle Poehlman and Elizabeth Jeanette “Betsy” Poehlman, and Charles Loren Thompson and Randall Jacob “Jake” Thompson.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri. Friends may sign the online register book at