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Elma Maxine Maish, 97, Frankfort, died Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Wesley Manor. She was born June 30, 1919, in Forest, Indiana, to Theodore Carl and Vessie Berle (Alter) Merrick. She married William Mordecai Maish on Sept. 2, 1937, in Frankfort, and he preceded her in death Jan. 31, 2011.
Maxine graduated in 1936 from Forest High School and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in nursing.
Surviving are two daughters, Glenda L. (Robert) Mann, Kokomo, Phoebe A. (Marshall) Smith, Frankfort; son-in-law, Tom (Laurenda) Whitcomb, Michigantown; six grandchildren, Connie (Jeff) Whitcomb Dennis, Curt (Kori) Whitcomb, Craig (Jenny) Whitcomb, Brent (Angie) McCoy, Brenda McCoy, Christopher (Sonja) Smith, Brooke (Jeremy) Smith Casella (widow of grandson, Matt Smith); 21 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded by her parents; spouse; daughter, Judith K. Whitcomb; son, Ralph L. Maish; grandson, Matthew Smith; and brother, Carl Wayne Merrick.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, with the service beginning at 11 a.m. at Wesley Manor Chapel. Services will be officiated by her grandson, the Rev. Christopher Smith. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to First Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on May 1, 2017
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