Mrs. Lena Maxine Bobo Bates Wornick, age 86, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Mena.
She was born on October 18, 1932 in Alf, Arkansas to the late Newlin Harvey Bobo and the late Nettie Alene Diggs Bobo. Maxine married Joffery William Bates on September 16, 1950 for 37 years. On February 11, 1988 she married Dale Lenord Wornick and was married for 20 years until he passed. Maxine retired from US Motors after 20 years and ran the Polk County Ambulance Service for several years. She recently retired from the Senior Citizens Center in Mt. Ida, a position she dearly loved. She was a faithful member of the Liberty Baptist Church and loved the Lord with all her heart. She was a member and past president of the Warm Hearts Humane Society in Montgomery County. She loved to sew and crochet and also enjoyed singing, cooking and attending family reunions with her beloved family and grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all she met.
She is survived by her sons: Ivan Bates and wife Rosalee of Mena, Arkansas, Darryl Bates and wife Robin of Pocahontas, Arkansas, Mike Bates of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Nadene Hoover of Norman, Arkansas; 21 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; her 3 dogs: Smokey, Bobo and Brownie; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands: Joffery William Bates and Dale Lenord Wornick; sons: Lynn Bates and Ronald Bates; brothers: Jim Bobo and Floyd Bobo; and a granddaughter, Rhonda Bates.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn with Brothers Jimmy Graves, Cub Black and Josh Bates officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday evening, March 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online obituary available at Beasley Wood Funeral Home