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Agness Maxine Schaper, 90

March 23, 2012

Agness Maxine Schaper moved on from this life Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the age of 90. 

She was a resident of Hilmar, Calif., when she passed away, but had lived in many places in California after being discharged from the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. 

She was born in February 1922 and raised in Punxsutawney by her parents, Zelda Rae and Thomas Otto Enterline.

Maxine, as she was affectionately known to all, spent her life as a nurse; first as a Navy nurse, then working in different doctors' offices and later specializing in obstetrics.

She assisted in the delivery of many newborns at Lodi Memorial Hospital in Lodi, Calif., from 1965 until she retired in 1988. She was highly respected by the doctors she worked with and patients under her care, and she was repeatedly recognized for her contributions to the community.
Maxine married William Albert Schaper in 1950.

Surviving relatives include four children, Jenifer (Ross), Jeffrey (Francesca), John (Luanne) and Jeanine (Michael); six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, all of whom live in California; a sister, Josephine Morris of Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews throughout the United States. 

She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Always a fan of travelling and visiting new places, upon retiring, Maxine and her husband travelled extensively throughout the United States, visiting each capital in 49 states. In 2001, after nine years “on the road,” they settled in Hilmar, where they lived quietly for the past 11 years.

Let Maxine be remembered by the children that she helped bring into the world and sometimes their children, her children that she raised, her steadfast religiousness and the love she had for her husband.

Reflecting the peaceful country life in which she was raised, Maxine was interred at North Hilmar Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Hospice, Emanuel Medical Center, 825 Delbon Avenue, Turlock, Calif. 95382.

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
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