C. Maxine (Williams) Rupert

  • Born: March 8, 1923
  • Died: September 14, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


C. Maxine (Williams) Rupert, 97, of Battle Creek died peacefully Monday evening, September 14, 2020, at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility.

Clora Maxine Williams was born March 8, 1923 in Springfield, Missouri to Luther and Georgie (White) Williams. Maxine grew up in Springfield Missouri where she graduated from high school. She also met the love of her life there.

C. Maxine Williams married Maxie L. "Max" Rupert on June 9, 1942 in Columbus, GA. Maxine was preceded in death by Max, her husband of 66+ years on January 24, 2009. Surviving are sons, Phillip Rupert of Sebring, FL, Mike Rupert of Battle Creek; daughter, Donna (Steve) Blose of West Bend, WI; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several great great-grandchildren; her brother, Vernon Williams of Springfield, MO; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Maxine was also preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Joshua Rupert; daughter-in-law, Beth Ann Rupert; one sister and eight brothers.

Maxine was a member of Maple United Methodist Church. She loved traveling up north to the Traverse City area with her husband, Max. She enjoyed starting the flower gardens, that were finished and maintained by Max. Maxine enjoyed playing Bridge at the officers' club. She attended all of her grandchildren's hockey, football, soccer, baseball and basketball games.

Friends will be received 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2020 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Following a procession to the cemetery, a committal service will be officiated by Rev. Linda D. Stoddard at Fort Custer National Cemetery 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2020.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple United Methodist Church, 342 Capital Avenue N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.