Maxine Lindley States, 92, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Peoria Arizona. Maxine was born December 24, 1926, in Lawrence Kansas, to George Maxwell and Maud Lindley.  She was the youngest of 9 children. At an early age, Maxine became fascinated with dancing and by age 12, started teaching classes, ultimately opening the Maxine Lindley School of Dance in Lawrence. On Thanksgiving weekend in 1950, Maxine was introduced to a handsome gentleman by the name of Dale States, who was an up and coming pilot in the airline industry. They were married one month later on December 23, 1950 and were together for 61 years until Dale’s death in 2012.

Maxine is survived by her daughter, DaleAnn States, who resides in Peoria. AZ. A private service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, as a tribute gift in memory of Maxine at, to aid in finding a cure for this disease. Online condolences may be left at:

Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720.

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