Natalie Maxine Dark was born June 3, 1926 to Frederick Palmer Ball and Elzada Mae Boyer Ball in Hunter, MO. Maxine went home to be with the Lord April 21, 2013 at the age of 86.
She married Harris Verlin Dark on July 28, 1946 who preceeded her in death in 2006, after 60 wonderful years.
Maxine taught school at Hardy and Highland for a total of 36 years, retiring in 1988. During many of those years she also taught a Sunday School Class. She believed the key to a good life was to always put God first. Her life was greatly blessed.
She is survived by two children: Frederick (Veronica) Dark of Ames, Iowa and Susan (Sonny) Chaffin of Mammoth Spring, AR. ; three grandchildren: Cedrick Dark, Christina Pedano, Andrea Chaffin and four great grandchildren., Many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also proceeded in death by a brother Melvin Ball.
Visitation will be Saturday at 6:00pm till 8:00pm at Heath Funeral Home of Highland. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday at Spring River Baprist Church in Hardy, Brother Floyd Rikard officiating. Interment will follow in Bronaugh Cemetery.