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Evelyn Maxine Queen

October 10, 1927 — November 23, 2013

Evelyn Maxine Queen, 86, of Lisco passed away on Saturday morning, November 23, 2013 at her home in Lisco.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the Lisco Presbyterian Church with Pastor Duane Dunwoody officiating. Burial will be in the Lisco Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Queen Family.

Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at

Evelyn Maxine Queen was born on October 10, 1927, south of Bridgeport, Nebraska to Ted and Edith (Rodgers) Hutchinson. She grew up on the farm south of Bridgeport, one of six siblings. She attended a country school near Jail and Courthouse Rocks in Morrill County and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1945. Her family then moved to a farm, just west of Broadwater, where she met her husband to be, Asa Queen.

Maxine and Asa were married on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1946. Maxine taught school for one and a half years, south of Broadwater. In 1947, they started working for the Rush Creek Ranch, and moved to the Head of the Creek, south of Lisco. Maxine worked beside her husband on the ranch, or was in the house cooking for the hired hands. She was famous for her cooking talents.

Maxine was diagnosed with Polio in November 1949. At the time, they had one small child, Karen. While Maxine was sent to the Polio Treatment Center at Lincoln General family and friends cared for Karen. The next year they were blessed with a son, Jay, and in 1952, their second son, Jerry, was born.

The Queen Family of five moved to the Rush Creek Ranch, north of Lewellen in 1960. When both boys entered high school it was decided that Maxine and the boys should move into Oshkosh during the school week because of traveling distance. Maxine worked at Campbell Drug but she always returned to the ranch whenever she had men to cook for. Four years later, after Jerry had graduated, Maxine returned to the ranch and her duties as ranch hand and cook. They retired in 1986, after working for the Rush Creek Ranch for 40 years and moved to Lisco.

Asa passed away in 1992 and Maxine continued to live in Lisco where she had many friends and a big garden and yard to keep her busy. Her favorite time was when they had a family get-together. She always looked forward to hunting season, because she knew that Jay and Jerry would be looking for a place to camp out and some of Mom’s home cooking. She also enjoyed her several trips to Hawaii to visit Karen.

She was a member of the Lisco Presbyterian Church where she had served as Deacon. She was also a very active member of the Legion Auxiliary, serving as President and most of the offices, the Lakota Club, Eastern Star,and served on the Garden County Election Board for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Eric) Lincoln of Kihei, Hawaii; sons, Jay (Starla) of Lake McConaughy; Jerry (Renate) of Sheridan, Wyoming; 7 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Charlene (Glenn) Speer, June Meyer, Joyce (Paul) Gysin, and Leonard (Virginia) Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Karen Hutchinson Preston; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by his husband; her parents; and brother, Donald Hutchinson.
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