Maxine L. Smith, 90

Posted on March 1, 2014

Maxine L. Smith, 90, of Ocala, Fla., passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Life Care Center of Ocala.
Maxine was born in 1924 in Craigville and graduated from Lancaster High School in Indiana in 1942. She married Eugene V. Smith, May 19, 1945. They had two daughters, Penelope Ann Smith and Rebecca J. Smith.
Maxine and Eugene retired to Ocala, Fla., from Illinois in 1986.
She volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital and Silver Cross Hospital while living in Joliet, Ill. After retiring to Florida, Maxine and Eugene attended St. Paul’s UMC.
Some of her favorite hobbies were sewing and crafts. One of her greatest joys was the celebration of Christmas. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Schinderle (Gary) of Black Forest, Colo., and Penny Smith of Vienna, Va.; and two grandchildren, Tucker Barstow of Vienna, Va., and Jesse Barstow of Key West, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene and her parents, Henry and Theo Byerly.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 800 SE 41st Ave, Ocala, Fla., at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 800 SE 41st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471.
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