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 Maxine Evelyn <I>Hoover</I> Beane

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Maxine Evelyn Hoover Beane

  • Birth 31 Dec 1916 Le Grand, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 12 Feb 2008 Le Grand, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Le Grand, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 24594708

Maxine Evelyn (Hoover) Beane was born on Sunday; December 31, 1916 near LeGrand; Marshall County, Iowa. She was the daughter of: Quaker parents Clyde E. and Margaret Keen Hoover on a farm near LeGrand, Iowa. She graduated from LeGrand High School in 1934 and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She married Ercil Victor Beane in a traditional unprogrammed Quaker ceremony at their LeGrand Friends Church on November 26, 1938. She and Ercil lived on and operated his family farm north of LeGrand for 2 ½ years before moving to her childhood farm where they lived for almost 66 years and where she was an active partner in all phases of the farm. She treasured the life and work of the farm. Maxine was very involved in Friends Church programs on the local level as well as in national and international leadership roles. She served as Program Editor and President of the United Society of Friends Women International. During the six years of her presidency she participated in local and regional meetings across North America as well as to Kenya, Palestine, Greece, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Thailand, India, Persia, England, Jamaica, and Central America. She served on the board of governors of the Earlham School of Religion. She was an inspirational speaker, retreat leader, facilitator and administrator for various meetings, convocations and commencements. She was a member of the board of managers of Church Women United and participated in their Causeway to Asia program in which she traveled to meet with women in Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, Korea and Hawaii. In the local community she taught Sunday school classes, directed dramas, led the schools music boosters club, was active in the LeGrand Literary and Music Club and taught Red Cross home nursing classes. Maxine worked extensively with her husband in many countries in Africa, Asia, the Mid-East, Europe, Central and South America lecturing on the philosophy of life and the Chiropractic profession. Together they encouraged and supported many foreign students in the study of Chiropractic. As a team they developed Chiropractic Live Research Centers in numerous (69) countries. For her service and significant contributions to the Philosophy, Science and Art of Chiropractic she was granted an honorary Doctor of Chiropractic Humanities Degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic, South Carolina. Among the many ingredients of life that were important to Maxine were her family, spiritual experiences, the farm, gardening, books, Quaker faith and practice, Chiropractic philosophy and practice and the many lessons she drew from nature. Meditation and contemplation were central to her daily life at home, in nature and in public places. From her experiences, observations and reading she was convinced of the oneness of God's creation and the great outflowing and self giving love of God as demonstrated to us by Jesus. She firmly believed that … "neither life, nor death … can separate us from the love of God." Maxine Evelyn (Hoover) Beane, age 91, of LeGrand, Iowa passed away on Tuesday; February 12, 2008 at her home. Those left to mourn her passing are: Her five children: David (Judy) Beane, Daniel (Sarah) Beane, Marian Bean, Evan (Cindy) Beane and Joel (Rita) Beane. Her ten grandchildren: Kristin Beane (Andrew) Sullivan, Laura Beane (Bryce) Freeman, Wesley Beane, Heidi (Brett) Koopman, Douglas (Heather) Beane, Jonathan (Jaime) Beane, Adam Beane, Patrick (Laurie) Beane, Stephanie (Todd) Weaver and Erin Beane and her twelve great-grandchildren: Isabel, Beatrice and Archer Sullivan, Bennett and Clara Freeman, Elijah Koopman, Cody Weaver, Hannah, Abigail, Saralyn, Regan, and Jarett Beane. She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson: Matthew Beane. May they rest in peace. Visitation will be from: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday; February 15, 2008 at the LeGrand Friends Church in LeGrand, Iowa. Funeral services will begin at: 10:30 a.m. on Saturday; February 16, 2008 also at the LeGrand Friends Church in LeGrand, Iowa. Interment will be at the LeGrand Friends Cemetery also in LeGrand, Iowa. Memorials in Maxine's name may be made to the United Society of Friends Women International, American Friends Service Committee, or Right Sharing of World Resources. For condolences, please visit the funeral home's website.
MITCHELL FAMILY FUNERAL HOME is caring for the family and the arrangements.
1209 Iowa Avenue West
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158
PHONE: (641) 844-1234
FAX: (641) 844-1237

Family Members



Maxine E. Hoover Ercil Victor
Dec. 31, 1916 Jan. 14, 1915
Feb. 12, 2008 Oct. 25, 2008
Parents of
David, Daniel, Marian, Evan, Joel





  • Created by: Gerhardt Leffler
  • Added: 13 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24594708
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maxine Evelyn Hoover Beane (31 Dec 1916–12 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24594708, citing Friends Cemetery, Le Grand, Marshall County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Gerhardt Leffler (contributor 46623296) .