Maxine L. Steeves, 82: Longtime Bean worker enjoyed bowling, NASCAR, family

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FREEPORT — Maxine L. (Corson) Steeves, 82, of Freeport, died March 25 after a brief illness, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Skowhegan on May 7, 1932, a daughter of Aleius and Isabell (Avery) Corson Sr. She grew up in Skowhegan, and attended local schools.

Steeves was employed for many years by Eastland Shoe Corp. in Freeport, and then went to work for L.L. Bean Inc., where she spent 25 years before retiring in 1990.

Steeves enjoyed candlepin bowling when she was younger, and also loved spending time in her flower garden and relaxing by a swimming pool. Every Sunday during racing season, she could be found watching NASCAR on television with her son. She also enjoyed taking summer trips to Skowhegan to visit family, spending time with her granddaughter, and playing with her cat, Buddy.

Steeves was predeceased by her husband, Roy “Jack” Steeves Jr., in 1981.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Stubbs, and son, Timothy Steeves, both of Freeport. She also leaves a granddaughter, Angela Ingerson and husband, Ryan, of Freeport; four great-grandsons, Hunter, Connor, Sawyer and Tanner; her siblings, Christine Miller, Betty Soucy and Philip Greene; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are extended family members: Joel and Michelle Best; their children, Jen, Sabrina, Vicky and Joel Jr.; Michael and Carol Whitehouse and their son, Matthew.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Cardiac Unit of Maine Medical Center, and to the staff and volunteers at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, for the care and support they all showed during Steeves’ illness.

Services will be held later in the spring at date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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