Erma K. Maish

March 22, 2011

Erma K. Maish 90, of Frankfort, IN, died at 12:28 a.m. March 22, 2011 at Wesley Manor. Born December 11, 1920 in Lafayette, IN to Elmer E. & Aletha Maude (Smith) Anderson. She married Joe M. Maish on August 30, 1941 in West Lafayette and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2003. Raised in Warren County, she attended Boswell High School and graduated from Stockwell High School. Mrs. Maish attended Purdue University and was a secretary in the Civil Engineering Department at Purdue. She was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church and a former member of the Women’s Society there. She was Chaplin of the Colonial Dames, charter member of the Friends of the Manor, member of Friends of the Frankfort Library. Since 1973 she and her husband have leased what is now known as the “Red Barn Summer Theatre” to the On Stage Foundation, Inc. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for several years.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2011 at Wesley Manor Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, March 24th from 5-8 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Friday at Wesley Manor. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Guardian Angel Hospice, On Stage Foundation, Inc. (Red Barn Summer Theatre) or the St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Lynn J (Wife Teresita) Maish of Arlington, VA and Matt K (Wife Gail) Maish DVM of Schaumburg, IL 6 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.


2 Condolences for “Erma K. Maish”

  1. Terry Amy March 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Erma was one of the greatest ladies I’ve ever known. I have many fond memories of having coffee with her in the kitchen of the house when I was at the Red Barn…and of course the martini’s on the porch!! May she rest in peace.

  2. Greg Finch March 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    There are few people who can live such a life full of grace, dignity, compassion and humor. Erma was one of those very few–and those of us who had our lives shaped by her are all the richer because we knew her. As a young man and hired hand on the Maish Farm and for many years since then, I shared many a meal, many a story, and many wonderful moments in the presence of Joe and Erma. She was ever-so proud of her sons, their wives and children; so very devoted to Joe; and a true blessing to this Earth.

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