Maxine Elizabeth Patterson

August 20, 1934 ‒ February 04, 2019

Delaware, Ohio
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Maxine E. Patterson, 84, of Delaware, passed away on February 4, 2019, peacefully in her home.

Maxine was born on August 20, 1934, in Coshocton, Ohio, to Brice and Verna Dreher and was the youngest of 7 children. She lived in Coshocton the first 22 years of her life and graduated from Keene School located in Keene, Ohio, in 1952. She then married Albert “Pete” Patterson on November 10, 1956, and he survives.

Also surviving are her daughter, Leigh (John) Malone of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 4 grandchildren, Brice (Emily) Patterson, Julianna “Kenna” (Kevin) Blackstone, Zachary Roth and Brennon Roth; 2 sisters, Almena Hodges, Irene (Vernon) Shriver; 1 brother, Billy (Donna) Dreher; 1 son-in-law, Joel (Crystal) Blight.

She was preceded in death by her father, Brice Dreher; her mother, Verna Dreher; her sister, Marjorie Milligan; her brothers, Eugene Dreher and Brice “Junior” Dreher; her daughter, Kim Patterson-Blight.

Maxine called Delaware her home for nearly 40 years. She was a member of West Berlin Presbyterian Church though she had been born and raised Lutheran. She was a member of the Women’s Circle as well as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels having delivered meals for 10 years. She enjoyed homemaking, crafting, tending her flowers as well as caring for her pet kitty, Harry. She believed her gift was making Pete happy.

There will be no viewing and no funeral service at this time. Interment of ashes will be performed at a later date.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio or West Berlin Presbyterian Church.

Special thanks to OhioHealth Cancer Center nurses and staff as well as the Hospice of Central Ohio team members who cared for Maxine.

The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Mr. Patterson, Leigh and family, We are so sorry to hear about the death of Mrs. Patterson. What a lovely person she was. So glad you lived in Galion for a time and attended Trinity Lutheran where we met you. Loved watching the girls grow up and babysitting for them when they were young. Thank you for allowing me to come to your house in June and November. It was so good to see you both and visit with you. May she rest in peace and be in the loving arms of Kim again. Thinking of all of the family.

  • My heart is heavy for you all as you grieve the great loss of your dear wife, mother, and grandma. What a wonderful woman she was— so caring and kind. I can see the smile on Kim’s face in heaven as Maxine joined her there. I’m thanking God today that I got to know Maxine. I will be praying for all of you as you grieve.

  • I am truly sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in the scripture at Acts 24:15. This is what our God Jehovah promises for us all. And we can look forward to what is written in Psalm 37:9-11 and 29.

  • I’m so sad to hear Maxine has left this place but glad to know she is in a place of no pain and suffering…dancing those golden streets with Kim. My heart cries with you in these days ahead. I pray peace and comfort from sweet Jesus that only he can give. Love you all so much! Cheryl