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Maxine Brown Nardie

September 9, 2011
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
Maxine Brown Nardie passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011. She was born in Sidney, Iowa, on July 13, 1927, and lived there until her marriage to Oral Brown. Moving to Osceola, Iowa, they raised four children and owned the Brown Shoe Store. Her retail experience allowed her to live in multiple cities in Iowa and she finally settled in Tama.

Maxine married Burt Nardie in 1977, with whom she traveled and loved until his death. She then retired to Albuquerque and continued her life long interests with the DAR, Kiwanis, duplicate bridge, and The Republican Party. Maxine will be remembered for her zest for life and wanting it done her way. Maxine was preceded in death by her mother Sylvia Dillman Gore; her father, Lee Gore; sister, Elizabeth Hall; brother, Austin (Buddy) Gore; and husband Burt Nardie. Maxine is survived by her four children, Charles Brown, Gene Brown, Pam Brown Coley, Bruce Brown; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo, IA Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or First Baptist Church Belen, 115 S. 4th St., Belen, NM, 87002. Please visit our online guestbook for Maxine at

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is handling the local arrangements.

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Maxine Brown Nardie



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