Maxine Serati

Jul 18th, 1926 - Dec 30th, 2020


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Wed, Jan. 6th, 2021


Herrin City Cemetery

Wed, Jan. 6th, 2021

Maxine Serati

Maxine Serati, 94, of Lenexa, Kansas, formerly of Herrin, passed away the evening of Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Maxine was born on July 18, 1926 in Herrin, a daughter of William R. and Ella Mae (Ross) Engler. She married Steve Serati in 1969 and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1989.

Maxine had worked at Smoler’s and Allen’s before becoming a full-time homemaker. She devoted all her time to her church and family. She was a faithful member of the First Pentecostal Church in Herrin and most recently a member of The Life Church of Kansas City, Missouri. She taught Sunday school for many decades.

Survivors include her son, Stephen Barrett and wife Lori of Lenexa, Kansas; daughter, Rae Wolaver of Herrin; grandchildren, David Barrett, Kelsey Wiebe, Trey Wheeler of Kansas City Metro Area, Daniel Barrett of Austin, Texas, Jarrett Wolaver of Herrin; great grandchildren, Adalynn Wiebe and Anduin Wheeler of Kansas.

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Steve Serati and grandson, John Barrett.

Private funeral services will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 with Reverend Michael Tetmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Rusty Waldron

    From: CARTERVILLE, Illinois

    Date: January 5, 2021

    I have always seen Maxine as a shining example of the Love of Jesus which shown through enduring patience towards all the friends of Steve & Rae Lee in our formative years. I will remember her smile & always kind words of encouragement. My condolences to all of her family.

  • Guest: Mike Doughty

    From: Tempe, Arizona

    Date: January 5, 2021

    Here lies a great woman who raised her children,her sisters’ children and anyone else who needed it.

  • Guest: Angela Torres

    From: Blue Springs, Missouri

    Date: January 5, 2021

    So sorry for the loss of this dear Sister !! She was such a worshipper and encourager !! Her son Steve what is so faithful bringing her to church. No doubt she heard “well done thou good and faithful servant”

  • Guest: Patricia Hunt

    From: Chester, Illinois

    Date: January 5, 2021

    She was a wonderful kind woman with a wry sense of humor. I loved her laugh. My sincerest sympathy to all the family

  • Guest: Joyce Endres

    From: Spring Hill, Tennessee

    Date: January 5, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Guest: Nancy Clemmons

    From: Blue Springs, Missouri

    Date: January 6, 2021

    She was so sweet-always a smile!

  • Guest: Tony Gualdoni

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 6, 2021

    Stephen so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Such a nice lady, and enjoyed talking with her when she came in Louie’s.

  • Guest: Tammy Weston

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: January 14, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. She was the sweetest lady and at one time, like a second mom to me. Prayers for comfort and healing.