Maxine Erma Lehner Sickles, age 81, of Jordan, Montana passed away on Friday, July 13, 2012 at her home in Jordan.
Maxine was born March 29, 1931 in Jordan, Montana, the daughter of Max and Mary (Mull) Lehner. She received her elementary education in a country school in Garfield County and graduated from Garfield County High School in 1949. Maxine then attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana where she received her Registered Nursing Degree. She then worked at the Sheridan County Hospital and then returned to Jordan where she worked at the Garfield County Hospital, first under Dr. Farrand serving as an R.N., Director of Nurses, and also as Administrator for the hospital. Her nursing career spanned close to 50 years and included going on many ambulance calls, for which she received a plaque for 38 years of dedicated service. Those who worked with Maxine at the hospital recall with respect that she worked very hard right beside them.
Maxine enjoyed her family and spending time at the lake. She was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, and was an accomplished seamstress, and loved to crochet and knit.
Preceding Maxine in death were her parents, her siblings: Bobby Lehner, Evelyn and Carl Hinther, Ervin Lehner, Clara and Glen Brown and special friend Charlie Jessen. She is survived by sons Richard (Glenda) of Winnett; and Michael (Bernadette) of Sidney; grandchildren David (Nycole) of Circle; Michelle (Pete) of Sidney; Casey of San Diego; and Lisa of Williston, North Dakota; step-grandchildren Kerry (John) Stoican; and Erin Wiggins; and step great granddaughters Audrey and Amber Stoican; sister-in-law Rose Lehner; and many nieces and nephews.
Thanks to special friends Penny, Elaine, Nikki, Ruth, Marion, Darlene, and the nurses at the health center. A special thank you to Mike and Noreen McKeever and Dr. Dan. The family deeply appreciates all of your kindnesses.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Cemetery in Jordan. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Jordan is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.