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Maxine Bristol

April 22, 1932 — May 26, 2021

Maxine Bristol of Ansley, NE passed away May 26, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Ansley, NE with Pastor Ryan Bristol officiating. Burial will be in the Ansley Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Monday, May 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, NE. An online guest book may be signed at

                                  * The family requests that you wear bling to honor Maxine’s love of sparkles. *

Maxine Elaine Bristol was born April 22, 1932 to George and Barbara (Shada) Gibreal in Kearney, Nebraska. She attended Kenwood Elementary School and graduated from Kearney High School in 1950. She worked for an insurance company for a short time after she graduated from high school.

She was united in marriage to Dean R. Bristol on October 18th, 1953. They lived in Wood River, Nebraska, North Platte, Nebraska and attained their dream of owning their own farm when they moved to Ansley, Nebraska in 1960. Maxine worked side by side with her husband, having been a “city” girl, learning all the ins and outs of farming, including milking cows, driving tractors and she always had a beautiful garden. She was proud that she canned vegetables while her family was growing up and even learned how to can chickens, as she knew her husband loved these things.

Three children were born to this union, Peggy Lynn, Pamela Elaine and Ricky Dean. Maxine was instrumental in leading all three of her children to Christ at an early age. She made sure they attended Sunday School and Church on a regular basis. She also taught her children a love of music, teaching them to harmonize when they were very young and enjoying her grandchildren’s musical abilities as well. Maxine also became a mother to her daughter in law, Lisa after Lisa’s mother went to be with the Lord.

Maxine taught her children strength, how to love and how to forgive. She was an excellent cook and shared her love by cooking for her family and others. She was active at First Baptist Church in Ansley, as a Sunday School teacher when her children were young. She also loved to shop and rarely missed her hair appointments. Her independence was very important to her and she passed her love of glitter to her daughters and granddaughters. She loved having her grandchildren and great grandchildren spend time with her.

Maxine was a faithful wife and bravely kept her family near her heart after her husband passed away.

She is survived by her children, Peggy (Wetjen) and Dick of Omaha, Pam Bristol of Gypsum, Colorado and Rick and wife Lisa who reside on the family farm, her grandchildren, Chris (Cory) Sintek of Bennington, Becky Sintek of Omaha, and Mike (Jennifer) Sintek of Elkhorn, Brad (Heather) Church of Oak Creek Colorado, Geoff Bristol of Gypsum, Colorado, Steve (Amanda) Bristol of Gibbon, Ryan (Kelley) Bristol who also farm on the family farm and Jessica (Nick) Peterson of Pleasanton. Great Grandchildren Brody, Carter and Morgan Sintek, Ty and Camden Sintek, Zachary and David Bristol, Micah and Luke Bristol, and Malachi Peterson. (And one more baby on the way)

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Dean, her parents, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest and Dorothy Bristol, her sister, Lavonne Foreman, Sisters-in-law Phyllis Branstiter and Melva Florea, brothers-in-law Fred Oakley, Loy Branstiter, Walter Florea and Max Bristol, and great grandchildren Eden Bristol and Nehemiah Bristol.



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