Maxine Kelley Waldeck, 84, of Gilmer Station, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on September 16, 1929, in Copen, and was the daughter of the late Marion Straley and Dorothy Singleton Straley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Bobby Kelley and Jim Waldeck; sisters Emogene Bennett, Wilma Jean Singleton, and Kathleen Straley.

Mrs. Waldeck is survived by one son, Michael Kelley and wife, Carol and grandson, Travis Kelley all of Gilmer Station.

Also surviving are sisters, Catty Harper and husband, Tom of FL; and Shirley Kelley of Sutton; sister-in-law, Joanne Simmons and husband, Ralph of FL; and brother-in-law, Jerry Kelly and wife, Jane of MI. In addition, Maxine is also survived by one special friend Jeannette Dean of Burnsville and several nieces and nephews.

Maxine was the owner of Gilmer Grocery and U.S. Post Mistress at Gilmer Station for many years. She also taught school for several years in Braxton County. She was a graduate of Burnsville High School with the Class of 1948 and attended Glenville State College. Maxine was a member of Little Kanawha Independent Church of Burnsville. Maxine was also a member of The Rebekah Lodge #104, LAPM # 9 of Clarksburg, WV, The Glenville Democratic Women, the Red Hat Society of Glenville, the Women's Auxiliary of the VFW of Burnsville, the Braxton County CEOs, and was a Braxton County Belle in 2000.

Family received friends at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 225 Main Street, Flatwoods on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Reverend Ronzel Roberts officiated. Interment followed funeral services in the Copen Cemetery. Words of Comfort and fond memories may be expressed to the family at

The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, cared for the Waldeck family.


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