October 12, 2022

Maxine L. Flickinger

Maxine L. Flickinger

November 15, 1934 ~ October 8, 2022

Maxine Flickinger, 87, was born in Texas in 1934. Early in life, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. This relationship was central to her life’s story.

She grew up on a farm in Wichita, Kansas. She taught herself piano at age 12. Throughout her life, she blessed many with organ and piano playing at churches, weddings, and other events.

She attended boarding (high) school at Oklahoma Bible Academy near Enid, Oklahoma. She put herself through school by ironing for students and helping out on her uncle’s turkey farm.

She went to college at Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska where she played piano for the choir and met her husband, Marvin Flickinger. Their first child, Cheryl, was born in Omaha while Marvin finished college. They soon moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where they both worked at “Back to the Bible”. Her job there was “old school” data processing. When their second daughter, Melony, was born she helped make ends meet by gardening, coupon sorting for Hinky Dinky with Cheryl, selling Avon and working at an import store. She loved to bake and sew and taught these valuable skills to her daughters.

She was a power walker, enjoyed bowling, mini golf, playing games and was an avid Husker fan, all while continuing her beloved music ministry for churches. She loved to laugh!

Her main career for over 40 years was as Executive Secretary for several directors at the People’s City Mission. Following her career, she was involved in many facets of the Mission assisting people with needs for clothing, food, and household items.

She was preceded in death by her parents Leslie and Katie; brother Marvin and former spouse, Marvin Flickinger.

Maxine is survived by her two daughters Cheryl (Jack) Day and Melony (Bob) Johnson; grandsons Joshua (Chippy) Wassung, Nate and Aaron (Danielle) Johnson, Stephen (Morgan) and Thomas Wassung, Nick and Jesse Johnson, and precious great – grandchildren Aiden, Remi and Olivia Wassung, Bergen, Brooks and Kaylie Johnson, Aubrey and Asher Wassung, and Lorelai Galyas.

Maxine’s commitment to her faith in Jesus Christ and the Word of God was evident throughout her life and she often sent verses of scripture to family members. She was a faithful prayer warrior, praying daily, especially for her treasured family.

The Celebration of her Life will be at Wyuka Cemetery, Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 AM. with a reception following. Pastor Roger Morrow will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to People’s City Mission or the Gideons.






  1. I will always remember my beloved Aunt Maxine! I loved her very much and I will miss her! But, she will meet me at the gates of Heaven one day!! She’s rejoicing along side her family members now!!

  2. What a beautiful life spent serving the Lord. I look forward to meeting you in heaven one day. I can only imagine the special place you hold with Jesus. Keeping the family in prayer.

  3. Thank you for writing about Aunt Maxine, she led such a full life! I didn’t know some of these things but I will remember the moments I had with her when I was young. She will be missed by many!

  4. I didnt know my aunt well but every day of my life i wish i could have known her better. The moments i did get t ok spend with her i cherished very much she truly was a wonderful light i loved her very much and will miss her .

  5. I always enjoyed seeing Maxine’s smiling face and visiting with her at Russ’s Market, where I work, and after church at Berean. I’ve been missing her for awhile but look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.


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