Dorothy Maxine Carey

Dorothy Maxine Carey, 98, of Chillicothe, Mo., passed away December 15, 2018.

Maxine was born in Denver, Colo., on October 25, 1920 to parents Peachie Mae (Adams) and William Emmett Nash. She graduated from Norborne High School and went on to graduate from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., and received her Master’s degree from the University of California, Berkley. She also studied at the American University in Washington D.C. and the University of Salzburg in Austria.

She spent 30 years teaching in Missouri, Colorado and California. She was a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, California Teachers Association, an active member of the Liberty Hospital Auxiliary and the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees. She was also a member of Northern Hills Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, David.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Grundhoffer of Danville, Calif., and her son, James and wife Ila, of Liberty, Mo.

A memorial visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Kearney, Mo., with a burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Kearney, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northern Hills Baptist Church or the Baptist Home.

Our Sincere Condolences

Mrs. Carey was a tough but really funny lady! She was my typing teacher and said I’d use that skill the rest of my life and I should try harder in her class. I wasn’t very good at it and didn’t think it was something I’d use very often but I was sooooo wrong and she was soooo RIGHT!! I have used that skill everyday for decades now and appreciate that she patiently encouraged me. I’m a LOT faster now! My most vivid memories are from when she chaperoned a trip to Europe with the American Institute of Foreign Study the summer of 1979. She was very entertaining and extremely amusing during those six weeks! For a small time, she wasn’t our teacher, she was just a lady that knew how to have fun while keeping a large group of KHS kids in line!! We were able to see a side of her we didn’t see at good ‘ole Kearney High! She kicked up her heels and had some fun! So did we! Thank you, Mrs. Carey! I remember that trip as if it were yesterday! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends and I am glad she is with Mr. Carey again! I’m sure she’s kicking up her heels and having fun!
Sherrie Young