Maxine Frances (Yost) Newcomb

Born: Mon., Jan. 16, 1922
Died: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018


10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 06, 2018
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Dec. 07, 2018
Location: Congregational Church

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Maxine Frances Newcomb passed away at the Cambridge Manor on December 4, 2018.  She was born in Swanton, NE on January 16, 1922 to William and Lois (Coe) Yost.  She attended elementary school in Swanton and McCook.  She graduated from Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in 1939 where she was awarded a Regent’s Scholarship.  Maxine taught in rural School in Frontier and Lincoln Counties.

Maxine was united in marriage to Winton E. Newcomb on April 19, 1942 in the Congregational Church with Rev. Loren Messersmith officiating.  Winton preceded her in death on July 1, 2007.  They were blessed with four children: Sandra Jean, Cheryl Diane, Judith Anne and Edward Allen.

Maxine was an active member of the Congregational Church for over 70 years, a charter member of the Cambridge Federated Women’s Club, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Tri-Valley Hospital Auxiliary and several card clubs.  Her favorite things besides being with family, were bird watching in her back yard, crocheting afghans, completing crossword puzzles, playing cards, jigsaw puzzles, homemade ice cream and being with friends.

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Winton; daughter, Judy: granddaughter: Amber Newcomb: sister: Jean and husband Varn Fleming; step-mother: Berdeen and husband George Thorpe: son-in-law, Robert Bassford.

Maxine is survived by daughters: Sandra and husband Boyd Ready of Lincoln; Cheryl and husband  Duane Kuhnel of Johnson Lake, NE: son, Edward of Cambridge, seven grandchildren: 16 great grandchildren: 14 great-great grandchildren; half-brothers: Dan Yost of Hastings, NE; Ron and wife Dee Yost of Alliance, NE; Randy Yost and wife Dora of Sterling, CO along with many family members and friends.

Funeral Service will be held at the Congregational Church in Cambridge on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Bill Weaver officiating.  Visitation will be held at the Lockenour Jones Mortuary on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM till 7:00 Pm.  Family will be present to greet friends from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM.  Friends may leave on leave condolences at  Memorials may be left in Maxine’s name to either the Cambridge Senior Center of the Congregational Church.  Lockenour-Jones Mortuary entrusted with the arrangements.


Charitable donations may be made in Maxine 's memory to the following organizations:

Cambridge Senior Center
604 Patterson St.
Tel: (308) 697-4889

First Congrgational Church
525 Nelson St, Cambridge, NE
Tel: (308) 697-3849

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Karen Dickerson
   Posted Tue December 04, 2018
God rest your soul, my dear Aunt. You will be missed. The sense of humor you always exhibited was contagious and helped make the darkest day bright!
To your family I say, “The hole in your heart will be filled in due time by all the beautiful memories you shared.”
God Bless and keep you always, surely the presence of the Lord will be with you always.
Love you all,
Karen & Dick

Melvin & Rene Kimball
   Posted Wed December 05, 2018
Maxine was such a wonderful woman, I'm so glad I got to spend time with her. She was such a wonderful friend to my mother-in-law, now they can do puzzles together again.

Roger & Dorothy Farr
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Dorothy & I would like to express our most sincere and heartfelt sympathies. Our prayers are with you.

Roger & Dorothy Farr

Susan and Ted Jareske
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
Sandy Susan and I are sorry to hear that your mother past away. Wish we could have been able to make it back for the funeral. Hope that you and family doing well...

Ted and Susan

Ilene Moore Skinner
   Posted Sat December 08, 2018
So sorry to hear about Maxine such a nice lady!

Haley Teter
   Posted Wed December 12, 2018
Maxine was a wonderful lady. She was very special to me and im sorry to hear about your loss. I will miss going to lunch with her on the first sunday of the month at the cambridge senior center. I will dearly miss her and i will be keeping your family in my prayers.

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