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Updated: 08/14/2013 04:08:03PM

Maxine P. Steedley

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Maxine P. Steedley

Maxine P. Steedley

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Maxine P. Steedley, 86, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the Grove Center.

She was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Alma, Ga., to Simon and Victoria (Medders) Peacock and has been a resident of the area since 1950 moving from Alma. Maxine was a citrus worker for Citrus World and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her sons, Jerry D. Steedley of Lake Wales, John W. Steedley of Lake Wales, Kenneth Steedley of Lake Wales, and Mark Steedley of Avon Park, Fla.; sisters, Rudean Dyal of Tallahassee, Fla., and Christine Barber of Baxley, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, H.D. Steedley in 1975.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Crosby Funeral Home with interment being held at Big Creek Cemetery in Alma.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Crosby Funeral Home in Alma.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales.