Maxine L. Maihle
December 09, 1921 ‒ June 17, 2014
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Mrs. Maxine L. Maihle, age 92, of Mount Gilead, Ohio, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014.
She was born on December 9, 1921, to the late Harry B. Weaver Jr. and Edna M. (Landis) Weaver, in Robesonia, PA. Coming from a prominent music family, she was a member of the family group called the Chautauqua Players which was directed by her well know grandfather, Homer Landis. In 1939 Maxine graduated from Robesonia High School and started college. She attended Elizabethtown College on a women’s basketball scholarship and was a part of the nurses’ training program there.
On September 4, 1954, Maxine married the love of her life, Loring J. Maihle. Together they raised four children until his untimely death in 1972.
Maxine was a caring person, and used her education to help others in many capacities. Her first job was as an executive assistant for the CEO of Caron Spinning Mills in Robesonia, PA, a manufacturer of fabrics that supported U.S. soldiers during WWII. During this period she enjoyed attending dances by many performers of the big band era. Later in her career she worked as a social worker for Richland County’s Department of Social Services. At Aetna Life and Casualty, she worked her way up from claims processor to supervisor. She retired from Aetna in 1987 and began using her gift of compassion to serve in various other roles.
A woman of strong faith, Maxine was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. While attending there she enjoyed going on several mission trips wherever the Lord led her to go. Before attending Trinity, Maxine also served her Lord as a Sunday school teacher, pianist, and youth group leader for Lexington Congregational Church.
Maxine was a member of the Silver Twig volunteer group of Morrow County Hospital, she participated in her church’s Senior Progress Club, was a member of Trinity United Methodist Women, and was a member of AARP. She had a keen love of nature and the outdoors and often volunteered for the Gorman Nature Center in Lexington, Ohio. When she wasn’t volunteering you could find her having lunch with the Trinity Lunch Bunch or playing games with her Rummikub Club.
In her spare time she enjoyed reading, traveling, fashion and fine dining. Some of her favorite travel destinations included Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Santa Barbara, CA, and the Caribbean. She was an active participant in her Robesonia High School class reunions, where she was lovingly remembered as their star basketball player as a member of the ‘Robinettes.’ In recent years, one of her favorite places to dine was Chipotle Mexican Grill with her dearly beloved grandsons. When Maxine moved to assisted living at Bennington Glen, she had the ability to shine again when she was recognized as the Resident of the Month. She will be remembered for her strength and generosity of spirit, her caring and guiding ways, her love of Christ, and her philosophical mind.
She will be dearly missed by her four children: James Maihle of Fredericktown, Nita (Walter S. Krepcio Jr.) Maihle of Augusta, GA, Alan (Connie) Maihle of Perrysville, OH, and Eileen (Jim) Muench of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Maxine is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, James L. Weaver.
Family will greet friends from 12:00 to 1:30 PM, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in the Upper Room of Trinity United Methodist Church. A memorial service celebrating Maxine’s life will follow at 1:30 PM with Rev. Lori Burdette-Steele officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Maxine to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 East High Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Maxine’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.Snyder FuneralHomes.com.