Elma Maxine Maish

April 30, 2017

Elma Maxine Maish 97 of Frankfort, died April 30, 2017 at Wesley Manor.  Born June 30, 1919 in Forest, Indiana to Theodore Carl and Vessie Berle (Alter) Merrick. She married William Mordecai Maish on September 2, 1937 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on January 31, 2011.  Maxine graduated in 1936 from Forest High School and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.  She worked in surgery at Tipton Memorial Hospital and in the Emergency Room at the Clinton County Hospital.  She was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  Her memberships included the Friday Study Club, PTA. WSCS, Clinton County Home Extension Club and she was a Master Gardener.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10-11 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, Rev. Christopher Smith. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Glenda L. (Robert) Mann of Kokomo, Phoebe A. (Marshall) Smith of Frankfort, Son-in-Law: Tom (Laurenda) Whitcomb of Michigantown, 6 Grandchildren: Connie (Jeff) Whitcomb Dennis, Curt (Kori) Whitcomb, Craig (Jenny) Whitcomb, Brent (Angie) McCoy, Brenda McCoy Ward, Christopher (Sonja) Smith, Brooke (Jeremy) Smith Casella (widow of grandson Matt Smith), and 21 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

parents, spouse, daughter, Judith K. Whitcomb, son, Ralph L. Maish, grandson, Matthew Smith and brother, Carl Wayne Merrick


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Elma Maxine Maish”

  1. Ronnie McClure May 1, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Glenda and Phoebe, sorry to see that your mom passed away. I remember her well from Hillisburg Methodist Church. Ron McClure

  2. Jaime Kelly May 1, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I always thoroughly enjoyed fixing Maxine’s hair every Friday morning for a few years back in 2005. She was the sweetest most caring person (her and Bill both). She will be greatly missed.

  3. Pat Hedge May 2, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Glenda and Phoebe. So sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a sweet lady and I always remember her having a smile. Hold on to all the precious memories. You may not remember me. Patty Click Hedge. but I remember your Mom and both of you girls.

  4. Megan Parker May 2, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Prayers to you Glenda and Phoebe.. I always loved talking to your Mom. She was such a sweetheart. She will be missed.

  5. Gloria and Phil Crum May 2, 2017 at 9:18 am

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You were always our extended family. I will certainly miss all the beautiful visits we had and remembering the fond memories we all share.

    In sincere sympathy

  6. Jan Kersey May 2, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Phoebe, Marshall, and Chris
    When this time in life arrives we are never ready to face it, but we will always have wonderful memories, and know our loved ones are at peace in God’s hands. So sorry to hear the passing of your loved mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. From the Kersey family to your family our sincere thoughts and prayers.

  7. Debbie Voorhis May 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Glenda and Phoebe, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember what a sweet lady she was. Your mom and dad were wonderful people. May God comfort all the family in your loss.

  8. Jerilyn (Ostler) Geiger May 2, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Glenda, Phoebe and family,
    Sorry to see where your Mother “skipped off to Heaven”. Our parents sure enjoyed each other’s company for many years! What a blessing your Mom’s beautiful smile and demeanor were to all her friends! Sending hugs-

  9. Rodger & Wende Woodworth May 2, 2017 at 10:13 pm


    Wende and I are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We heard so many great stories about Grandma Maish from Matt and Brooke. She was obviously a very special lady. May God comfort you in your loss.

    Wende and Rodger

  10. Susan Hunter May 3, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Dear Phoebe, Glenda and families,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It’s never easy. Your mom was such a wonderful person. She sure enjoyed the slumber parties Phoebe had. I remember your mom and dad loving to square dance in the basement of my parent’s home. Both your parents were wonderful people. I hope the good memories bring you comfort and peace.

  11. Valdean May 3, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Glenda and Phoebe, so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Always remember the Huffer reunions that we went to. Spent lots of time at your house and Aunt Audra’s. May you find peace.

  12. Jeanette Wolfe May 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Phoebe, Glenda, and family- thank you so much for sharing Maxine with us at the Manor. She always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed.

  13. Richard and Sandy Brandon May 4, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Our sincere sympathies to your entire family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  14. Jeremy L. Hatley May 4, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Dear Glenda and all of the Family,
    Please know that you are not alone as you begin the journey of grieving and mourning the passing of your sweet mother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of all peace fill you with His presence, His mercy, and His strength as you remember Mrs. Maish. In the midst of tears may He give you laughter, and in the midst of sorrow may He give you joy. In the deep and abiding love of Jesus Christ, Chaplain Jeremy L. Hatley, St. Vincent Kokomo

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