William Mordecai Maish

January 31, 2011

William Mordecai Maish 96 of Frankfort, IN, died at 8:05 a.m. January 31, 2011 at Wesley Manor. Born November 18, 1914 near Michigantown, IN to Murl S. & Audra (Huffer) Maish. He married Elma Maxine Merrick on September 2, 1937 in Frankfort and she survives. Mr. Maish was a 1935 graduate of Scircleville High School. He farmed for 34 years in Johnson Township, moved to Frankfort and sold insurance as an independent agent for 10 years. He joined the Hillisburg Methodist Church and raised his family there. He was currently a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort. Mr. Maish helped form the Clinton County Diners’ Club, which has met for over 40 years and still meets. He participated in a weekly Bible study for many years. Other memberships include; Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners, all for over 50 years. He wintered in Florida for 13 years. Mr. Maish also lived in Zionsville for 13 years, returning to Frankfort in 2002.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2011 at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Guardian Angel Hospice.

Survived by:

Wife: Elma Maxine Maish of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Glenda L. Mann (Robert) of Kokomo and Phoebe A. Smith (Marshall) of Frankfort Son-in-Law: Tom Whitcomb (Laurenda) of Michigantown Sister: Dorothy Carter of Frankfort 6 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by two children, Judith K. Whitcomb and Ralph L. Maish, a grandson- Matthew Smith and an infant brother.


11 Condolences for “William Mordecai Maish”

  1. Jack & Connie Scheid February 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I will miss my dear friend Bill. However I know where he is and someday we’ll reunite in Glory. God Bless the family of this wonderful Gentleman. Jack and Connie Scheid (from Florida)

  2. Dale & Janet Alter February 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. Bill will be missed. We enjoyed the visits from Bill & Maxine. They always came to the family reunions. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. Dale & Janet Alter family, Goodland, In.

  3. Dick & Shalla Fearnow February 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    So sorry about Bill’s passing.I enjoyed working on the farm with Bill,alway’s made me feel like part of the family.Enjoyed lot’s of Maxine’s good cooking.Bill wasn’t a boss,but a friend!
    We are in Fla.for the winter and sorry couldn’t be there. Our thought’s and prayer’s are with you Maxine,Phoebe and Glenda. Dick and Shalla Fearnow

  4. Jon & Phyllis Gallipo February 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Maxine: We have many memories of Bill. He was such a fine gentlemen. Never did we hear him speak an unkind word about anyone. He was very instrumental in getting me started in the insurance business. We know he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew Bill. Our prayers are with you and your family. Jon & Phyllis (From Florida)

  5. Chris & Suellen Myers February 2, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Bill Maish was a good fellow and a fine example of Christian living. Many years ago when we attended Country Chapel Church of God near Michigantown, Bill would ask how things were going there when Chris would read the gas meter at the insurance office. Several times he wrote a check as a donation to the ministry. He walked with the Lord and spoke of Him to everyone he met. May God bless your hearts as you commemorate his passing.

  6. Dennis & Sharon Preiser February 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Glenda: Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  7. Holly Pasquale February 3, 2011 at 10:13 am

    First, I want to thank Bill and Maxine for inviting Guardian Angels into their home and lives. It was an honor and blessing to get to know you both in many ways. The first time I met Bill, one of the first things he asked was “do you know the lord”? It was quite an ice breaker. I later learned from the other girls who came in that he asked them the same thing. Bill was a wonderful historian, and loved to tell stories. Some were very entertaining and I will keep some of those with me. One thing now, that I think about, is , when he told me that an old preacher man had put his hand on his head as a lad and told Bill, “I believe you will see Jesus return again” and Bill often thought of that and shared that with others. I smile about it now, in thought, as he might not of seen him in the second coming, but I am sure he was greeted by him, no doubt. For Bill, his joys and comfort are beyond measure now. for family, my sympathies for your loss as I know this is a very hard time for you all. The loss of a loved one weighs heavy. May God bless you all with comfort and strength and a peace that passeth all understanding. In Christ’s love, Holly RN

  8. Carolyn Wolfe February 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

    My prayers are with you as you go through this time of grief. It is not easy. The world has a void, but heaven is a little richer. I pray that you will have comfort in lots of warm memories of this man of God. (I find myself whistling when upset now, like Daddy used to do. Other little things like that help keep his memory fresh.) May you rest in the Lord’s peace and feel his everpresent watchcare.

  9. Dennis & Rhoda Barkman February 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Glenda and Robert, we want to extend our sympathy to both of you-your Mother, Phoebe, Brenda, Brent, Bradley, Isabella, and Sophie. I know their our other family members and friends that will miss him as well. We have found that regardless of how many years are parents lived, we are never ready to let them go; however, knowing that he is with God and no longer suffering eases the grief. May your many wonderful memories sustain you in the days and years to come. We had planned to be with you on Thursday but were unable to make it on Friday; however, you were in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Loretta Minnich February 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Dear Maxine, Glenda and Phoebe,
    We will all miss the presence of this wonderful man who always had a kind word and story to tell. His life was rich with love and sorrow and now you have to go on without him. May God sustain you in the days ahead.

  11. Pete and Pat Flynn February 12, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Mrs. Maish, you most likely do not remember us but we used to visit you and Bill with Ernie and Rosemary Avery. Please accept our condolences for your loss.
    Pete and Pat Flynn, Gallatin, TN

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