Maxine Zickfield

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Maxine Zickfield

Maxine Zickfield, 99, of Cape Girardeau peacefully entered her heavenly home Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

She was born Nov. 11, 1914, at Newton, Ill., to the Rev. Orville Elmer and Maud Trimble Isley. In 1926, she moved to Cape Girardeau after her father accepted a call to minister at Sargents Chapel Lutheran Church in Sedgewickville, Mo. She attended College High School and Southeast Missouri State University on an academic scholarship and participated in glee, drama and debate.

On Sept. 1, 1935, she married William August Zickfield, who preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1981. In 1939, they created a partnership to establish Zickfield's Jewelry in downtown Cape Girardeau. Zickfield's Jewelry is now Cape Girardeau's oldest family-owned and operated business. She continued to be active as bookkeeper until well into her 90s.

Maxine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Besides her Lord and family, her true loves were her piano, birds and gardening. In her later years, she traveled extensively with her dear friends Millie Strom and Mildred Mueller.

In addition to her parents and beloved husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Hal and Glenn Isley; and a sister, Ruby Seabaugh.

She is survived by a sister, Carma Dial of Bloomington, Ill.; her two children, Janet (Mark) Burns of Auburn Ala., and Kent (Vicki) Zickfield of Cape Girardeau; seven grandchildren, Susan Beasley, Thomas (Christina) Burns, Alan (Jeannette) Burns, Elizabeth Burns, David (Kimberly) Likens, William (Christa) Zickfield and Wendi Zickfield; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Funeral Home on Mount Auburn Road.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Douglas Breite officiating. Burial will be at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Cape Girardeau.

Online condolences may be made at fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.