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Wanita "Maxine" Etherington, 87, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at Century Villa. Maxine was born to Harry and Vera Purvis on Sept. 11, 1929, in Kokomo. She married John L. Etherington on Nov. 15, 1946, and he precedes her in death.
Maxine worked most recently as a custodian for Lafayette Park, and worked many other jobs throughout her life, as a dump truck driver with her husband, at the steel mill, at Kingston's, and at Hynds. Maxine volunteered at the Rescue Mission often and enjoyed crocheting mittens for the people there. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and a loyal friend to those she loved.
She is survived by her daughters, Gloria (Bob) Beeler and Linda Pettay; brother, Harold (Elsie) Purvis; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Marsha Eisenmann; son-in-law, Bob Pettay; a brother; a sister, and a great-grandson, Burley Guage Adams.
Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Ellers Mortuary, Main Street Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., officiated by Pastor Tim Russell. Maxine will be laid to rest at Sunset Memory Gardens.
You are invited to visit ellersmortuarymainstreet.com to leave an online condolence for the family. Ellers Mortuary assisted with arrangements.
Published on April 4, 2017
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