Maxine Elizabeth Patterson
August 20, 1934 ‒ February 04, 2019
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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.