1919 - 2910
Maxine Elverna Smith Stoldt Hopp, 91, died Oct. 22, 2010, in Sabetha, Kansas.
Funeral Services were held Oct. 26 at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha, and burial was in the Sabetha Cemetery.
Maxine was born on April 12, 1919 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Ben Albert Smith and Emma Francis (Rorabaugh) Smith. She was one of eight children. The family moved to Sabetha in 1922. On Nov. 27, 1940, she married Ival Heinniger Stoldt at Seneca, Kansas and they made their home on a farm west of Sabetha. To this union twin daughters were born. After Ival passed away on July 4, 1973, Maxine moved into Sabetha where she resided until her death. On April 12, 1978 she married Wayne Hopp of Sabetha. He passed away in 1987.
Maxine was loved by all who knew her for her great sense of humor and caring ways. She enjoyed traveling, being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and playing cards with her friends at the Apostolic South Village.
In addition to her husbands, Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Kendrick Smith, Wesley Smith and Donald Smith; two sisters, Dorothy Smith, who died in infancy, and Frances Dabler-Smith; and son-in-law, Arthur R. Bitner, Jr..
She is survived by her daughters,Janice Elliott of Hiawatha, Kansas and Jeanette Bitner of Iowa Park; two sisters, Opal Buchholz and Rosalie Painter, both of Sabetha; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions maybe made to the Apostolic Christian Home or to the charity of the donor’s choice.