She was born on June 21, 1920, in rural McCune to Charles and Mary (Pintar) Perry. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in McCune, where she was a 1938 graduate of McCune High School.
Through the years, Maxine worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant and as a cook at Labette County Community High School, the Katy Hospital and Labette County Medical Center until retiring.
She was a member of Rebekah Lodge and had served on the board of directors for both the Altamont Public Library and the Altamont Senior Citizens Center.
She married William “Max” Hiatt on Oct. 5, 1941, in Labette. Following marriage, they lived in several cities before moving to Altamont in 1955. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1995.
Survivors include a son, Chuck Hiatt and his wife, Mary, of McCune; two daughters, Janice Hiatt and Cheryl Hiatt, both of Tulsa; a grandson, Matt Hiatt and his wife, Ashley, of Duenweg, Mo.; and a great-granddaughter, Amelia Hiatt of Duenweg, Mo.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lenard Perry; and a sister, Rose Howey.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Altamont. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Altamont Public Library or the Altamont Recreation Commission and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.