Maxine Gregg Stewart, 91, longtime resident of Pittsburg, KS, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009, at the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, Pittsburg.  She had been a resident of Cornerstone Village since January of 2009.

Maxine Gregg Stewart, 91, longtime resident of Pittsburg, KS, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009, at the Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, Pittsburg.  She had been a resident of Cornerstone Village since January of 2009.
She was the youngest of four children born to Robert Auld and Florentina Wilhelmina Augusta (Schaede) Gregg.  She was born May 31, 1918, at Yates Center, KS.  Maxine attended grade and high school in Yates Center.
Maxine married Velton Arvine Stewart, Jr. October 14, 1934, at Erie, KS.  They lived many places before making Pittsburg home in 1950.  He preceded her in death on April 26, 1998.
Maxine was an outstanding wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, gram, great-grandma and friend to all.
She was past President of DeMolay Mothers Club and past President of Rainbow Mothers Club.  She held membership and offices in Rob Morris Chapter Order of the Eastern Star where she was a Past Worthy Matron, Azrim Temple #81, Daughters of the Nile, Rose Croix Shrine #16, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, where she was a Past Worthy High Priestess, Social Order of Beauceant and the Grand Cross of Color.  She was an ordained deacon of The Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, and a member of the Woman’s Association of The Presbyterian Church.
Maxine spent many years teaching Sunday School.  She was a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, longtime employee and textbook manager of the P.S.U. Bookstore, continuing many years past retirement assisting students at the beginning of each semester.
Maxine is survived by her children, Don L. Stewart and Shirley of Girard, KS, V.A. Stewart III of Pittsburg, KS, Suzanne and Tom Marshall of Pittsburg, KS, grandchildren, Dr. Steven Stewart and Susan of Santa Cruz, CA, Tim and Lanna Stewart of Girard, KS, Amy and Major Niel Smith of Elgin, Oklahoma, Chad Stewart of North Carolina, Greg and Kari Bruce of Wichita, KS, Julie and Rusty Akins, Pittsburg, KS,  nine great grandchildren, several step grandchildren, and step great grand children, step great-great granddaughter, one brother-in-law, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Mildred Cleon Althouse, two brothers, Robert Raymond Gregg and her twin, Maynard Gregg who passed away in infancy.
Services for Maxine are set for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the Brenner Mortuary, with Reverend K.O. Noonoo conducting the service.  Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg.  The family will receive friends prior to the service at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.  Friends may call after 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, to sign the register book.  The family suggests memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice and/or The Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg.  These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, KS  66762.  Friends may also leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.