Wilma Maxine (Rinehart) Robertson, age 92, passed away April 10, 2022, at
Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She is survived by her son
Randy Robertson and wife, Nancy; daughter-in-law, Barbara Robertson; four
grandchildren, Brett Robertson and wife, Rachel, Blake Robertson and wife, Janna,
Brooke (Robertson) Knepper and husband, Matt Knepper, and Briana Robertson;
six great grandchildren, Tyne Robertson, Niya Robertson, Natalie Robertson,
Emiline Knepper, Benjamin Robertson and Beau Knepper. Maxine was preceded
in death by her husband of 69 years, Robert Millard Robertson; a son, Rob Duane
Robertson; two sisters, Margery Belle Pryor and Mary Helen Oyler; and her
Maxine was born December 27, 1929 in Richards, Mo., the daughter of Loren
Blake Rinehart and Fay (Cline) Rinehart. Maxine attended Rinehart School
through the 8 th grade and graduated from Metz High School in 1947. She
completed her education with an A.A. in accounting later in life. Maxine enjoyed
playing basketball in high school and would occasionally tell a story about playing
if you asked her to talk about it.
Maxine married Bob in 1948 and soon went to work at Farm and Home Savings in
Nevada. She took 10 years off, beginning in 1956, when Rob was born to raise her
two boys. Two years after returning to Farm and Home, Maxine and Bob opened
Rob’s Western Wear on Cherry Street in Nevada. Maxine continued her work as
well as helping run a business. After over 40 years of working outside the home,
Maxine retired. She then tended flowers, researched genealogy, created greeting
cards and kept busy being a loving Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma.
Maxine was a life-long member of the Rinehart Christian Church and also attended
the First Christian Church in Nevada for a time. She enjoyed gospel music up to
the time of her passing.
Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Heuser Funeral
Home in Rich Hill, Mo. Burial will follow at Newton Burial Park in Nevada, Mo.
Those who wish may contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association in Maxine’s
memory in care of Heuser Funeral Home, 320 E Walnut, Box 42, Rich Hill, Mo.