Maxine Tillman, 89, of McPherson, passed away March 22, 2018 in the company of her children, at Cedars House 803.
Maxine was born in McPherson on Feb. 19, 1929, a daughter of Hannah Alveda (Peterson) and Paul B. Paulseen.
Maxine attended McPherson grade schools, McPherson Junior High and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, in 1947.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, in her youth.
Maxine started working at the Gas Company as a clerk, was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family, later she worked part-time for Farmers Alliance Insurance Company and McPherson Sentinel in the back with her sister as a inserter.
Maxine was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a sorority member, was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 24 Ladies Auxiliary.
Maxine was an outstanding cook and enjoyed cooking for her family. She also enjoyed needle work, cross-stitch, crocheting and spending time with her friends and family.
Maxine L. Paulseen was united in marriage to Carroll Clayton “Salty” Tillman on Aug. 15, 1948 at McPherson. The young couple established their first home together in McPherson and they were blessed with the birth of two children, a daughter and a son, Nancy and Mike. Salty died on Nov. 16, 2004.
She is survived by her children, Nancy Carpenter and husband Don, of Derby, and Mike Tillman and wife Cindy, of McPherson; her two grandchildren, Jaclyn Gifford and husband Chris, Blake Tillman and wife Stacy; her two great-grandchildren, Logan Gifford and Cooper Gifford; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Salty Tillman, brothers, Virgil, Gordon, and LaVern Paulseen and sisters, Verna Gradinger, Frances Bughman, and Betty Cramer.
Friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Glidden - Ediger Chapel.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 30 at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson with the Rev. Lynn Scott officiating.
Private family burial will be held at the Crestwood Memorial Park Cemetery, rural McPherson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McPherson Shrine Club Children’s Fund and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.