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Elizabeth 'Libbie' Faye Maine

October 9, 1928 — October 11, 2022

Shawnee

Elizabeth “Libbie” Faye Dougherty Maine was born in La Junta, Colorado on October 9, 1928, and went to glory on October 11, 2022. Her parents were Dr. Milton Wyle Dougherty and Velma Faye Oline Dougherty.

Libbie had the privilege of growing up with her sister Esther in a loving Christian home near Morning Sun Iowa. At an early age, she publicly professed faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and joined the Sharon congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, where her father was the pastor.

After graduating from Morning Sun High School, she studied Home Economics at Sterling College in Sterling Kansas, and then was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Bruce Maine of Wapello Iowa on April 15, 1949. Together, they raised three children: Kathleen Michelle “Shell” Maine (Robinson), David “Dave” Bruce Maine, and Kevin “Kev” Robert Maine.  She continued in her love of Jesus Christ, His worship, and His church. In the course of time, she taught children’s Sabbath School, served in the Women’s Missionary Fellowship at the local and national levels, and served 8 years on the denomination’s Home Missions Board. She was a gifted seamstress, gardener, pianist, and singer. She especially delighted in singing the Psalms.

In 1985, Bob and Libbie retired to “Maine Haven”, their home on Truman Reservoir near Osceola, Missouri. For the remainder of their lives, despite their distance from “the city”, they were active members of the Shawnee Reformed Presbyterian Church in Shawnee Kansas. Libbie’s playful personality and servant’s heart were constantly apparent, especially as she played games with her grandchildren each time they visited, and as she made “Maine Haven” the hub of lavish holiday meals and the “base camp” for Bob and Dave’s duck hunting each year. Sadly, in 2008, their daughter Michelle was stricken with a brain tumor, and passed away.  After Bob’s passing in 2013, Libbie settled into an apartment in Lakeview Village, a retirement community in Lenexa Kansas.  She was soon enjoying the Lakeview community choir, and she continued her habit of walking for exercise.  In 2020, Libbie moved into the nursing facility at Lakeview. During those years, her son Dave visited often, and they sang Psalms together during almost every visit, often with her son Kevin joining virtually from Wichita.

On October 7, 2022, Libbie was brought low by a sinus infection and then a high fever. Two days later, on that Lord’s Day, which was also her 94th birthday, with Kevin present from Wichita via FaceTime, Dave and Kevin had their final visit with her. Though she was in a nearly unconscious state, she mouthed the words of the 23rd Psalm as Dave sang them. Then, early in the morning of October 11, the day Kevin was planning to arrive, she quietly passed to Glory, with Dave at her side, and his wife Patty holding her hand. She is survived by her two sons, six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

In view of God’s promises in Scripture, we are certain that Libbie is in the glorious presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, and her body will be raised to life at His return on the last great day. In confidence of that, her body will be laid to rest next to her husband Bob and her daughter Michelle in the Wapello Cemetery. A grave-side service is planned for 4pm Friday, October 21, 2022, with Rev. Bryan Schneider presiding, and a memorial service is planned for 7pm Monday, October 24 at the Shawnee Reformed Presbyterian Church (6835 Pflumm Rd. Shawnee, KS 66216), with Rev. Joe Allyn presiding.

The family sincerely thanks the Lakeview Care Center staff and the Ascend Hospice care givers.  They all adored Libbie.  Their love and compassion toward her were evident every day and night they served her.  We consider them to be among our dearest friends, and we truly thank God for bringing them into our lives.

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Friday, October 21, 2022

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Monday, October 24, 2022

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