Maxine E. Lindhorst

April 18, 2020

Maxine E. Lindhorst, 97, of Michigantown, died April 18, 2020 at Wesley Manor.  She was born February 19, 1923 in Herrick, Illinois to Roy Forest & Blanche Maxine (Palmer) Myers.  She married Bill Adams and he was killed in action during WWII, she then married Charles Edward Lindhorst Sr., on August 3, 1946 and he preceded her in death on February 23, 1987.

Maxine was a 1941 graduate of Madison High School in Illinois.  She was USPS Postmaster in Michigantown, retiring in 1986.  Prior to being postmaster, she worked as a bookkeeper for Davis Fence Company and Youngs Insurance.  She was a member of the New Life in Christ, now known as Heart of Fire Ministries.  She loved her Lord & Savior with all her heart and shared Jesus with everyone.  She was a Proverbs 31 wife, mother and grandmother.

A special thank you to Guardian Angel Hospice, Pastor Ken Rushing, and all the loving nurses and healthcare workers at Wesley Manor, that were so dear to her.

The link to watch the graveside service for Maxine follows:

Visitation and Services

Family and friends are invited to meet at Goodwin Funeral Home, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 between 9:15-9:30 a.m. to join the procession to Whiteman Cemetery. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. at Whiteman Cemetery. Pastor Tony Prathaftakis will officiate. The graveside service will be recorded and a link will be provided on our website following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Heart of Fire Ministries, 3000 E. Wabash St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Sheri (Mike) Channels of New Port, NC, Rosemary (Jack) Brown of Frankfort, Son: Charles “Chuck” Lindhorst of Michigantown, Son-in-Law: Daniel Heilman of Michigantown, 10 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren and 4 Great Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She is united in Heaven with her parents, spouses, a daughter Jean Anne Heilman and one great grandson.


Leave your Condolences

69 Condolences for “Maxine E. Lindhorst”

  1. Louise Smith April 19, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Rosemary and family, so sorry for your loss, may beautiful memories sustain you, Louise Smith

    • Rosemary April 25, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you, Louise! We are so blessed with beautiful memories! Thank you for thinking of us.

  2. Eric Payton April 19, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Such a good person and a real treasure to the Michigantown community. She will be sadly missed by many.

    • Rosemary April 25, 2020 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you, Eric! She loved Michigantown and she loved your family! Many good times together!

  3. Carol Byrnes April 19, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Rosemary and Chuck:

    So sorry to hear of the death of your mother. She had many years with her lovely family.

    • Rosemary April 25, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you Carol! We are so blessed and thankful that we have had her so long.

  4. Rhonda Edwards April 19, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    She will always be special to our family. Just as all of you are!

    • Rosemary April 25, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you, Rhonda! Our families have special memories together! She loved your family very much!

  5. Max and Debbie Avery April 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    With deepest sympathy.

    Max & Debbie Avery

  6. Wayne and Susie Brock April 19, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    We are sorry for your loss, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne and Susie Brock

  7. Jane Dillon April 20, 2020 at 12:18 am

    Dear Family of Maxine Lindhorst,
    We wish to express our sincere sympathy for the earthly loss of such a wonderful child of God. We never had the opportunity to personally meet Maxine, but we know that her relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ has always been strong. We do know her daughter, Sheri Channels, son-in-law, Mike and grandchildren, Christine, Michael and Suzanne. The Christian love of this family shows that Maxine’s love for Christ is carried on through her loved ones. We are so blessed to have her grandson, Michael, as our son-in-law. We are thankful for the spiritual role model that Maxine has been for Michael. We are sure her love and prayers for him has helped in shaping him into the Godly man he has become. It is plain to see that Maxine is so loved by her family and her influence on her family is due to her likeness to Jesus and this glorifies our Father in Heaven. Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father. NKJV
    No doubt Maxine lived what she believed! Our prayers are for comfort and peace for all of Maxine’s family.

    George and Jane Dillon
    (Parents of Georgia Channels)

    • Rosemary April 26, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you so much, Jane for sharing your heart with us! I have read these words over and over and received such comfort! Our Mother/Grandmother loved Jesus with all her heart and her spirit will live on in us as we share Jesus to hurting people! Thank you, we feel your love and prayers!

  8. Jenny Smicklas April 20, 2020 at 6:36 am

    So very sorry for your family’s loss. Sending love and prayers.

  9. Linda Mossburg/Crum April 20, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Rosemary and family, You are in my prayers, your mother was a special lady. Please know my heart is with you, Love ya honey!

    • Rosemary April 26, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you, Linda!! Our families have shared many thing together. She loved you and your family very much! Love you!

  10. Gloria (Ebert) and Phil Crum April 20, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Sincere sympathies to all of Maxine’s family. We fondly remember Maxine for many years around Michigantown.

    • Rosemary April 26, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you so much! Many treasured memories of Michigantown! Mother loved her home and she loved Michigantown!

  11. Shellie Dexter April 20, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Deepest sympathy to your family. From Phyllis and Shellie Bates

  12. Brad Crenshaw April 20, 2020 at 10:10 am

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Crenshaw family

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 8:38 am

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers! Our families have many beautiful memories together! Our prayers are with your family as well!

  13. Susan Gates April 20, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Rosemary, my heart hurts deeply for you, for you must now wait for heaven to once again wrap your arms around your precious mother. What a glorious day that will be!! Your love for her, even up to her final days here on earth, was evident to all of us who helped at the Manor. You, Jenny and Keri, Dan and the rest of the family are on our hearts and in our prayers. May love strengthen and surround you today, the tomorrows and always. We are in His Keeping Care, Love Susan and Larry Gates, Carly, Christy and Kelly Dreihs, Jasmine and Justice Galvex

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 8:40 am

      Thank you Susie! We love you and appreciate all you did for our Mother. You are a blessing! Yes, what a glorious day that will be! We love you!

  14. Chris April 20, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Rosemary & Family,
    What a special lady your mother was to all who knew her. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel who will watch over you now with her unforgettable smile. Rest In Peace, my silver-bell friend

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 8:43 am

      Thank you ! Silver Bells will always remind me of the special bond that you share with Mother. Such a sweet story.

  15. Linda Gibson Benge April 20, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Dearest Rosemary and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We join with you in thanking Our Dear Lord and Savior for bringing you such comfort and peace.

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 8:47 am

      Thank you! Mother and I have always been so thankful that your sweet daughter was one who received the memorial award in honor of Jean. You are a blessing to us!

  16. Jennifer Wickman April 20, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Rosemary, Sheri and Chuck, I had such a privilege to care for your mom. I am so very sorry for your loss I am going to miss her so much. I will continue to pray for you guys.

    • Sheri Channels April 22, 2020 at 7:37 am

      Jennifer, thank you so much for all you did for Mother. She loved you so much. You stole my heart. You were so much like our Jennifer. Love, Sheri

  17. Dave Young April 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Daniel Heilman and family
    Prayers going forth for the family during this time of readjustment.

  18. Cindy Buntin April 20, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    So sorry Rosemary and family for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Rene’ Rogers April 20, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Rosemary and family: So sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She was a beautiful woman both inside and out. I loved seeing you at the manor when we were both there at dinner time to visit with our moms. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Jim & Rene’ Rogers

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Thank you! Mother and I always looked for your Mother and you, and your Dad and sister. Your Mother always had such a sweet smile on her face. We love your Momma!

  20. Sally Roush April 21, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Love & Prayers, in Jesus name, Dick Ham & Sally Roush

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 8:53 am

      Thank you, Sally & Dick! We appreciate your love and prayers! Mother and I have so enjoyed the CD/video of Joey that you gave us. Such a blessing to both of us.

  21. Rick & Tanny Irwin April 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Chuck, so sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers to you and your family!

  22. Jerry Fudge April 21, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Jerry and Jackie Fudge

    Very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers, Jerry and Jackie

  23. Suellen Myers April 21, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Sheri & Rosemary, I am very sorry that you have lost your mom. No one ever quite loves you like a mom. ( I was in high school with Sheri. And I knew Rosemary thru the Frankfort Schools. But I didn’t know that you were sisters. Also, Jean Anne was my younger son’s preschool teacher.)
    Suellen Corwin Myers

    • Sheri Channels April 21, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Suellen, thank you so much for your sweet message. It was so nice to hear from you. It is hard to believe that we graduated 55 years ago. Sheri

  24. Deborah Musick April 21, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Maxine was such a special person. She was a woman of wisdom, and prayer. Just to be in her presence, you knew you had been with her Lord. She was thoughtful, considerate and so kind. As the Lord received her into His presence, I’m sure she heard the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” She will be missed.
    Chaplain Deborah

    • Sheri Channels April 21, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Suellen, thank you so much for your sweet message. It was so nice to hear from you. It is hard to believe that we graduated 55 years ago. Sheri

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Chaplain Deborah! Thank you so much for praying and supporting our Mother at Wesley Manor! We appreciate you!
      Sheri, Chuck & Rosemary

  25. judith Howe April 21, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Rosemary, we are so sorry. You and your family are in our prayers. Jim said he never saw your mother without a smile on her face and she was a lovely lady.

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 8:59 am

      Thank you! Mother loved Jim and she prayed many prayers for him. You are a blessing!

  26. Kristi Skiles April 21, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    So sorry to read about your Mother. Such a blessing to the Michigantown Community. I will always remember her laugh and her smile. Hugs and prayers to you. Kristi Huffer Skiles

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 9:02 am

      Kristi,. Thank you. We love your, Megan! Mother and I were so glad to get to know her and reminese about days at Grandma Huffer’s house. . Megan blessed our family so much! We are so thankful!
      Sheri, Chuck & Rosemary

  27. Matthew Hobaugh April 21, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always made it a point to find Maxine at church and say hi, and give her a hug. She was an amazing lady. I am so blessed and honored to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 9:04 am

      Thank you! Our Mother and our family thought a lot of you and your family! We have sweet memories!

  28. Reta (Cambridge) Wallace April 21, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Sheri and Rosemary – so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her well. We lived just down the street from your parents in Michigantown. She was a very nice lady. Sending our sympathy to you and your family during this time. Sincerely Reta (Cambridge) Wallace

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 9:06 am

      Thank you! Michigantown was home to our Mother and Dad! We have wonderful memories to cherish! Sheri, Chuck and I appreciate your thoughtfulness!

    • Sheri Channels May 3, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Reta, thank you for your sweet words. During the last seven years, I have spent a lot of time in Michigantown with Mother. When I look down the street where your home was, I always think about you. Again thank you for your caring thoughts.

  29. Pamela Howe April 21, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Rosemary and family, So very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Heaven gained another angel. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Pam Howe and family

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Thank you, Pam! You and your Mother & Dad are in our prayers as well!

  30. Jane Massey April 22, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Sheri, Rosemary, and Chuck I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Maxine was such a wonderful lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Rosemary May 2, 2020 at 9:09 am

      Thank you so much! We all go back along way. We share sweet memories together of Mother and good times!
      Sheri, Chuck and Rosemary

    • Sheri Channels May 3, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Jane, thank you for your sweet words. We share many, many sweet memories. I think about you often. Again thank you for your comforting words.

  31. Kristi Skiles April 22, 2020 at 6:38 am

    So sorry to read about your Mother.
    Will always remember her smile and laugh. Such a blessing to know her. Hugs and Prayers to you. Kristi Huffer Skiles

  32. Rosemary April 24, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Thank you. I want you to know what a blessing it was to reconnect with you through your precious Megan! Sweet memories of our childhood times at Grandma Huffer’s house flooded over me as I spent time with her. She has such a sweet, caring, and loving spirit that brings joy to everyone she is around. My Mother and I love your precious daughter! She showed unconditional love to my Mother! She will always have a place in my heart!

  33. Tim Wyrick family April 26, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Our family sends our deepest sympathy.

  34. Trisha (CNA) May 1, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    To all of Maxine’s sweet family –
    Your mother was so dear to me, and I thank God for placing her in my life. She inspired me to want to become a better mother, better spouse, and a better human in general. She was so very humble, strong, beautiful, and kind. She never complained and there were so many times she could have – I always told her that I aspire daily to be just like her. And it’s true. So thank you for allowing me to not just simply care for your mother, but to also love her, as I did with my whole heart!
    Thinking of you all in the days and weeks to come as you adjust to your new normal. I will be forever grateful for the interaction I’ve had with your family. God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!

    • Sheri Channels May 3, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      Trisha, we miss our mother so much and your sweet words are so comforting. Our hearts are touched by the care that you and Wesley Manor’s caregivers and staff gave Mother. Chuck, Rosemary, and I can never thank you enough. Mother loved all of you and so do we. Thank you again for caring for her in such a loving way.

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