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Maxine (Kramer) Orrell

September 12, 1936 ~ May 14, 2018 (age 81)

Maxine Orrell, 81, of Imperial passed away Monday May 14, 2018 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln.

Maxine was born on September 12, 1936 to Sheldon and Pauline(Boss) Kramer about 3 miles northeast of Culbertson on a farm. She attended various grade schools around Kansas and Nebraska while her father worked on construction projects in the area. Maxine attended Chase County High School.

Maxine met John Orrell in 1952 and they married on May 4, 1954 in Chadron and to that union three children were born. They started their life together living in Chadron where John was employed as an electrician. The family moved from Chadron to McCook where John was employed with the Nebraska Department of Roads and from there they moved to Imperial for five years and then moved to Ogallala for seven years until returning to McCook for twenty years until John retired from the Nebraska Department of Roads. Once retired the couple lived in Ogallala and Lincoln. 

Maxine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. Maxine had a great love of family, she was a great cook, loved Precious Moments, family reunions and had lots of stories that got better over time.

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, one sister Marylyn Dalrymple, and two brothers; Gary and Doug Kramer.

Survivors include her husband John, her daughter Kay( Steve) Davison of Ogallala, her two sons David (Carla) Orrell of Gretna, and John (Sharon) Orrell of Milford; her brother Terry (Leanna) Kramer of Ogallala; her sister in law Janice Kramer of Denver Co; five grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Draucker Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Wait of New Hope Church officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Imperial at 2:00 P.M. 

A memorial is established to the Keith/Arthur County food pantry, the Salvation Army and the Wounded Warriors Project. Condolences can be sent by signing the guest book .

The service will be live streamed and may be viewed  by clicking the Watch Live button any time during the service.  If unable to view live, the service will be posted for viewing at a later time.

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with arrangements.



Donations may be made to:

Keith & Arthur County Food Pantry
309 W. "O" Street, Ogallala NE 69153
Tel: 1-308-280-0494

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