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Max Teare Max E. Teare, M.D. died on Dec. 6, 2014. He was a home delivery at Forest City, Mo. to Thomas Vine and Mary Martha Teare on March 28, 1928. He graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph, Mo. and the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He graduated from medical school at the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas in Kansas City. He met his wife, Charlene, a nurse, at KUMC prior to his service as a flight surgeon and hospital commander during the Korean Conflict. They were married in Excelsior Springs, Mo. in 1957. Dr. Teare practiced in St. Joseph, Mo. and as a flight surgeon for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita. He was board certified in psychiatry and neurology and served as assistant superintendent of the Western Missouri Mental Health Center until 1972 when he left to establish a network of rural mental health centers in Garden City, Dodge City, Ulysses, Scott City and Liberal. He attended each office one day a week driving more than 600 miles a week for 21 years. He was elected Physician of the Year by the Governor of Kansas prior to his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the American Medical Society and the American Psychiatric Society. Dr. Teare and his wife Charlene traveled throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; son, Thomas Max Teare, of Chicago Illinois; his daughter, Marijo Rooney and husband, Davis of Hays; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah and Dawson. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McGilley State Line Chapel. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to service. Max will be cremated and scattered on his wife’s farm. No flowers are requested, contributions can be made to your favorite charity, Brookdale Hospice or Red Bridge Christian Church. Condolences and fond memories may be shared online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. Arrangements, McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO. 64145.

Max Teare

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Max E. Teare, M.D. died on Dec. 6, 2014. He was a home delivery at Forest City, Mo. to Thomas Vine and Mary Martha Teare on March 28, 1928. He graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph, Mo. and the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He graduated from medical school at the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas in Kansas City. He met his wife, Charlene, a nurse, at KUMC prior to his service as a flight surgeon and hospital commander during the Korean Conflict. They were married in Excelsior Springs, Mo. in 1957.

Dr. Teare practiced in St. Joseph, Mo. and as a flight surgeon for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita. He was board certified in psychiatry and neurology and served as assistant superintendent of the Western Missouri Mental Health Center until 1972 when he left to establish a network of rural mental health centers in Garden City, Dodge City, Ulysses, Scott City and Liberal. He attended each office one day a week driving more than 600 miles a week for 21 years. He was elected Physician of the Year by the Governor of Kansas prior to his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the American Medical Society and the American Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Teare and his wife Charlene traveled throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; son, Thomas Max Teare, of Chicago Illinois; his daughter, Marijo Rooney and husband, Davis of Hays; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah and Dawson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McGilley State Line Chapel. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to service. Max will be cremated and scattered on his wife’s farm. No flowers are requested, contributions can be made to your favorite charity, Brookdale Hospice or Red Bridge Christian Church. Condolences and fond memories may be shared online at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com. Arrangements, McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO. 64145.