Max Brewer

Max Ellis Brewer

Monday, November 22nd, 1926 - Monday, September 28th, 2020
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Max Ellis Brewer, 93, passed in peace on Sept. 28, 2020 from natural causes at Benton House of Lenexa. A private Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 am Oct. 9, 2020 at De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Rd., De Soto, KS. Rev. Jeff Prothro of De Soto UMC will be officiating. The service will be live streamed on Facebook. The Inurnment will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, OK.

In lieu of flowers Max would be tickled if you spent time with your family watching a sunrise or sunset, planted some flowers, do a kindness for someone in need or volunteer. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at

Max’s story began and ended in his beloved Kansas. Max was born in Grant County, KS in the home of his parents (Eual and Mary Brewer) and grandparents (George and Carrie Brewer) on November 22, 1926. He attended Pleasant View country school/Grange Hall thru 8th grade and in 1944 graduated from Moscow High School. City girl meets country boy was the beginning of Max and Roberta’s love story. Max married Roberta Theimer on May 29, 1949 in Oklahoma City; they were married 68 years until Roberta’s death in 2018.

Max farmed, then from 1951 to 1992 worked for Farmers Co-op in Moscow and Johnson, KS. Max was the embodiment of a gentleman; kind, honorable, courteous, humble, strong and true to his word. He was a productive citizen and active member of the Methodist church in every community he resided -Moscow, Johnson, Colby and Hays (he moved to Benton House of Lenexa in 2018). Max had the ability to fix anything, was a devoted husband and father, becoming a grandparent was a life changing joy and that joy continued with his great grandchildren. He taught us to love God and country, to be kind and grateful and was adamant we always conserve water. He led by example believing in equality, hard work and helping others, especially children.

Max is preceded in death by his wife Roberta, brothers Ralph and Gary Brewer and great-granddaughter Aliah Marie Bailey. Those left to cherish Max’s memory are daughters Kathie (David) Burnett, Corinth, TX; Kristie (Rich) Cox, De Soto, KS.; grandchildren, Leslie (Tyson) Schmidt, Olathe; Lindsey (Mitch) Bailey, Shawnee; Matthew and Amy Burnett, Oklahoma City, OK.; great grandchildren, Rylee, Kaden and Madison Schmidt; Quinn, Keira and Elias Bailey. Sister Eula Boylan, Newton, KS.; sister-in-law Ruby Brewer, Ulysses, KS.; nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Benton House of Lenexa and Ascend Hospice for their loving care.

And the story goes on until we meet around the bend, we love you Papa Max!
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    Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, October 9th, 2020 10:30am
    De Soto United Methodist Church
    8760 Kill Creek Rd
    DE SOTO, KS 66018
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    Celebration Of Life

    To view the live stream please Like the De Soto United Methodist FB page to watch. methodist.


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Amy Burnett

Posted at 10:26pm
So sorry to find out of Max’s passing. He’s was always kind and sweet to Matt and I. Much love, prayers and hugs from Oklahoma from Matthew and Amy.

Kristie Cox

Posted at 12:14pm
Thank you for the memories!

Tiffany Tucker Moeller

Posted at 08:57pm
I am so sorry to hear of Max’s passing. I remember he and Mrs. Brewer when I was a child growing up. They were both always so nice and kind. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Kristie Cox Posted at 12:14pm

Thank you Tiffany.


Posted at 07:26pm
Max and Roberta were the sweetest couple I had ever met! When we moved into the parsonage, there on the counter was a 'Welcome to your new home' note from Roberta. They gave me a cozy throw for Christmas one year that I still throw on me lovingly thinking of them. They were the perfect of one another. May your family just enjoy those memories you hold close!

Kristie Cox Posted at 12:17pm

Thank you Becky. You and Leslie's continued connection will keep the memories going!

Gary Pfannenstiel

Posted at 06:18pm
I knew Max when he lived in Hays. He shared a table at SAMS with my mother and a couple of other residents. He was always so polite. I liked him.

Kristie Cox Posted at 12:19pm

Thank you Gary for remembering him. He was a great guy!

Kristie Cox Posted at 12:19pm

Thank you Gary for remembering him. He was a great guy!

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