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Maxine Loraine Parish

April 23, 1916 January 17, 2019
Maxine Loraine Parish
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Maxine Loraine (Reiling) Parish was born April 23, 1916 in Battle Creek, Michigan. When Maxine was a young girl, her parents, John L. Reiling and Sophia (Bent) Reiling, moved the family to Three Rivers, Michigan. Maxine graduated from Lima High School in Howe, Indiana in 1934.
Maxine married Vernal Parish and they lived in Ontario, Indiana. Maxine and Vernal owned and operated Parish Hardware in Howe, Indiana for 30 years before retiring. Maxine was not one to sit still in retirement though, and she kept herself busy making hundreds of quilts, taking care of her large garden, and baking delicious pies. She was truly an amazing quilt maker, and those wonderful quilts are probably the first thing that comes to mind for most people when you mention her name. And while Maxine probably could have sold those quilts for a considerable price, her family does not believe she ever sold one. Instead, because she was such a generous person, she gave them away to family, friends, and anyone else she thought might enjoy to have a quilt. Later in life, Maxine moved to Sturgis, Michigan.
Maxine lived to be 102 years old, and was not far from her 103rd birthday when she passed. She died on January 17, 2019, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Michigan. Despite being 102, her hair was still the same auburn brown color as when she was a young woman, and she only had a hint of gray. Her longevity and strength was an inspiration to her family.
Maxine is survived by her son, Jeffrey L. (Georgette) Parish of Willow Springs, NC; her daughter; five grandchildren, John Pouch, Jacob Pouch, Katie Pouch, Jason Parish, and Joshua Parish; and five greatgrandchildren. Aunt Max is also survived by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, and great great nieces and great great nephews who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her brothers John Reiling and Denzil Reiling, and her sisters Marguerite Cain, Katheryn Gauthier, Beatrice Weidenbeck, and Luella Kendall.
A visitation will be held on Monday, January 21, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 22, at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with a burial to immediately follow at the Bly Cemetery in Marcellus.
Memorial donations may be directed to Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the charity of one's choice.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Monday

21

Jan

5:00 PM 1/21/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/21/2019 8:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Service

Tuesday

22

Jan

11:00 AM 1/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Bly Cemetery Final Resting Place

E, Main Street
Marcellus, MI 49067

E, Main Street Marcellus 49067 MI
United States
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