Lois "Maxine" Hasty was born November 21, 1923 near Corum, Oklahoma to Robert Bryan and Alice Eugenia (Haas) Davenport. She completed her earthly journey and met Jesus on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the age of 99.
The family will greet visitors on Thursday, May 18, between 5:30-7:00 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home. Funeral services are planned for Friday, May 19, at 1:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church-Duncan with Rev. Bryan Pain officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Municipal Cemetery with Ret. Lt. Col. Sam Tucker officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
Maxine graduated from Comanche High School. After graduation she lived at home until she met John Richard Hasty one night at the Corum First Methodist Church. J.R. lived several miles away but would ride his horse across the pastures to court her until he had saved enough money for a ring. J.R. and Maxine began their life together on August 23, 1946 in a private ceremony on the front porch of the preacher's residence in Duncan. Their family was completed with the addition of their two children, a daughter, Judy, and a son, John Jr. During their 73 years of marriage, they lived in multiple states before retiring back to Duncan in 1982 to be near their families.
Maxine took great pride in her role as wife and homemaker, creating a beautiful example of marriage and motherhood for all who knew her. She accepted Jesus as her savior at a young age and lived a life devoted to church service. She and J.R. joined First Baptist Church Duncan, where Maxine worked with preschool students teaching Sunday School. When life circumstances no longer allowed her to work with the younger children, Maxine stepped into the role of welcoming families to the nursery area. There she met nervous families with big smiles and hugged a multitude of children as they came to learn about God's love. Maxine and J.R. served on the Visitor Welcome Committee during their time at FBC. They believed in the importance of raising your family in church and loved to go on a home visit to see both visitors and new members.
Maxine was known for her cooking, especially her desserts. She loved baking and fresh cookies or fried pies could almost always be found on her counter during the week. Kids, grandkids, and eventually great grandkids delighted in sneaking into the kitchen for a treat. Cooking for a table full of her family gathered for any celebration, big or small, delighted her heart.
Maxine learned how to sew at a young age becoming an expert seamstress. Many memories were made with her granddaughters looking at McCall's pattern books and picking material for new outfits. In addition to sewing, she loved to quilt, cross-stitch, crochet, and knit. Her favorite gift for new brides contained a set of embroidered dish towels and knitted dish cloths, with a note that said "you wash, he dries". New babies were gifted with crocheted blankets or quilts, each stitch full of love and prayers for the new life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her sister, Marinell Tucker. Maxine is survived by her daughter, Judy Smith of Duncan; son, John of Kennesaw, GA; grandchildren: Allison and husband Jared Lovett of Duncan, Jenna and husband Josh Glory of McKinney, TX, April and husband Jimmy Nicks of St. Augustine, FL; Brandon and wife Melissa Hasty of Durham, NC, Collin Hasty of Kennesaw, GA.; and great grandchildren: Jack Lovett, Caleb Glory, Daniel Glory, Mitchell Doughtry, Barrett Doughtry, and Alexandra Hasty. She is also survived by her brothers: Robert and wife Barbara Davenport, Lynn and wife Diane Davenport, all of Duncan; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Serving as pallbearers are: Jared Lovett, Josh Glory, Brandon Hasty, Collin Hasty, Jeff Davenport, Bryan Davenport, and Jason Crow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church Duncan Children's Ministry or First Baptist Church Duncan Homebound Ministry, 901 W Ash, Duncan, OK 73533.
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