Vena Maxine Ours, 93 of Butler, Missouri passed away January 24, 2015 at Medicalodge in Butler. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Tuesday January 27th at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. No visitation scheduled. Contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice or charity of donor’s choice. Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660)679-0009.
Vena “Maxine” (Smithey) Ours was born July 5, 1921 in Hume, Missouri. She was the daughter of James E. and Allie (Sylvester) Smithey. Maxine was united in marriage to Lester Ours on June 13, 1941. Together they owned and operated the Ours Oil Company. Maxine and Lester both had a passion for ballroom dancing and big band music. Entertaining family and friends during holidays or class reunions brought Maxine great enjoyment. She was a proud, longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son Gary Ours, and a brother Kenneth Smithey. Maxine is survived by her son Jerry Ours and his wife Marcia, Grandchildren; Kyle Ours and wife Tonya, Mark Ours and wife Jennifer, Kerry Dudley, Kacey Chandler and husband Wade, Steve Craigmiles and wife Julie, great-grandchildren; Jordan, and Regan Ours, Mason, and Rhett Dudley, Allie, Kalee, and Jake Chandler, Zack, and Conner Ours, Grant, Haylea, and Garrett Craigmiles and by brothers Homer and James Smithey. Maxine will be forever missed by her family and many friends.