Vena “Maxine” Ours

Ours,Maxine-picVena 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.

8 thoughts on “Vena “Maxine” Ours

  1. Dear Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Maxines passing. She was a very sweet lady. I have great memories of our times together in Beta Sigma Phi. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Jack & Patsy Zellmer

  2. The Ed Ratliff family, Ed, Joyce, Kirk and Kristine shared a wonderful friendship with the Ours family. They were always there when we needed them. Although we have been away from them for many years, we still remember good times with them.

  3. Sorry for the loss Maxine. She had been a long time friend of the Clark’s. God bless her and all the family. Terry J Clark

  4. So sorry for your loss. We rented there building for 18yrs There would not have been a pats café if not for then Very good peoples Tom and Pat Bennett we enjoyed Maxine a lot.

  5. Sincere sympathy to all of you at this sad time. I have many memories of Maxine back in our Beta Sigma Phi days.

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