Charlotte “Maxine” (Oliphant) Primmer

Charlotte “Maxine” (Oliphant) Primmer

Charlotte “Maxine” (Oliphant) Primmer

Center Point

Charlotte “Maxine” (Oliphant) Primmer, 99, of Center Point, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at her daughter’s home surrounded by family. A Celebration of Maxine’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 2, at First Christian Church, located the corner of Franklin Street and State Street, Center Point, where the family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the

service time. Pastor Kevin

Jones will officiate. Inurnment will follow at the Oliphant Cemetery, in Center Point. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Center Point is assisting the family.

Maxine was born on April 4, 1924, in Toddville, Iowa, the daughter of James Douglas and Nellie Lucille (Hagerman) Oliphant. She graduated from Newhall High School and was the last surviving member of her class of 1941. Maxine was the ‘Sweet Corn Queen’ of Benton County in Vinton, Iowa, in 1941. She was employed by the Department of Naval Inspection in Pittsburg, Calif., where she met the love of her life, Stanley Elliott Primmer, who was stationed in the Navy at Port Chicago. They were united in marriage on June 5, 1945, in Martinez, Calif. Stanley and Maxine then moved to Center Point in 1950. She graduated from Cedar Rapids Barber College in 1958 and joined her husband in business. Maxine enjoyed traveling, reading and listening to books. She was very close to her family. Maxine will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Maxine is survived and lovingly remembered by her devoted children, Scott E. Primmer and Karen I. (Kevin) Kramer, both of Center Point; grandson, Travis R. Kramer of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughter, Tanya R. (Chris) Banse of McKinney, Texas; four great-grandsons, Kinnick and Mason Banse, Aidan and Gavin Kramer; sister, Rita Rhodes of Marshalltown, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Nellie; husband of 43 years, Stanley (in 1988); two brothers, Howard and Jack Oliphant; brother-in-law, Oscar Rhodes; sister-in-law, Norma Jean Oliphant; and a host of extended family members, including in-laws.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the staff at MercyCare Center Point, Wolfe Eye Clinic and St. Croix Hospice for the loving care and support they gave to Maxine.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Maxine’s memory may be directed to The First Christian Church of Center Point, the Veterans Administration or the Iowa Library For The Blind.

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