Maxine E. Ashbrook
October 21, 1922 ‒ March 06, 2016
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Maxine E. Ashbrook, of Mount Gilead, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 6, 2016, at Parkside Village Assisted Living in Westerville after a blessed and full 93 years.
On October 21, 1922, Maxine was born in Denmark, OH, the daughter of the late Fred and Aileen (DeGrief) Linder. She graduated from Edison High School in the Class of 1940.
Maxine married the love of her life, Lowell Ashbrook on March 16, 1941 at the Denmark United Methodist Church. They shared a special love and friendship that lasted over 67 years before he preceded her in death on December 12, 2008. Together they enjoyed participating in card clubs with their friends and camping in their younger years.
For 25 years, Maxine was secretary to the superintendent of Mount Gilead schools, from where she retired in 1984. She enjoyed being involved in the Morrow County community and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Gilead for over 50 years. She was also very dedicated to the Happy Wanderers organization.
Maxine took great pride in her home that she and her husband built. She enjoyed decorating and always making sure the house was kept. Her other great love was her family. She liked to play games with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was always in charge of the family gatherings.
Maxine was a big-hearted woman, who was continuously determined in her pursuits, and always accommodating and giving to her family and friends.
Maxine will be dearly missed by her three children: Lonnie (Karen) Ashbrook of Hudson, FL, Jerry (Bonnie) Ashbrook of Edison, Vicki Gooding of Westerville; grandchildren: Jerry (Teresa) Ashbrook, Kelli (James) Fisher, Scott (Bridget) Gooding, Amy (Ryan) Clifton, Arleigh (Robert) Jones, Eric (Jana) Ashbrook; great-grandchildren: Jordan, Taylor, Nick, Kaitlyn, Jake, Emma, Sarah, Alex, Sam, Deric, Savannah, Tyler, Terra, Merlin, Eve and June; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Linder of Edison.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, James Gooding and brother, F. William Linder.
Maxine’s family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016 with Pastor Kelly Melvin officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church, 51 W. High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338; Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338; or to VITAS Hospice and Palliative Care, 655 Metro Place South, Suite 770, Dublin, OH 43017.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Maxine’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.