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.

  • Jim,

    I am the lady who tried to befriend your mother at Bennington Glen a few months ago. I bought her a few things and had a couple very sweet chats with her about the Lord, her children, your dad and how she liked the golden oreos. I did not know her other than that. She seemed like such a sweet lady and I am saddened for your loss. I am sorry I wasn’t given the opportunity to know her better. Heaven has gained though and I am sure that makes your heart lighter knowing that she is in better hands. Praying for your comfort.

    Kathy

  • To the Maihle family. Long ago your family lived across the road from my grandparents. I never really knew your mother, but she looks like a sweet lady. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Alan or Jim, but we knew them the best. Our condolences to you all. Don and Sue Thomas, Butler

  • Please accept my deepest sympathies for your recent loss of your beloved Maxine. I worked with her at Morrow County Hospital many years ago and had the opportunity to share many long chats with her. She was truly an amazing and sweet lady and she was so proud of her family! The tribute in the newspaper revealed many things I didn’t know about her but it is obvious what a difference she made in everyone’s life that came to know her. May your find peace and comfort in these difficult days ahead, my thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Sincerely,
    Carol Arnett

  • Al & Jim,

    I am sorry to hear about your mother. It is always a sad and difficult time to lose a parent. Our condolences to the whole family. We pray that God will bring you comfort during your time of grief. Bob and Regina Jones

  • Jim and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. I remember your mom being very sweet and always had a smile on her face. Your in our thoughts and prayers. I just lost my mom in november 2013. I’m sure after viewing your video tribute , you have wonderful memories that will help in the days to come. Hoping to see you at the next class reunion. Kip & Violet

  • Nita… I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She must have been a wonderful lady. I don’t think there was anything that she couldn’t drive by the looks of the video. What wonderful memories you all must have. Hope you can come back again some time to have lunch with us. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Kathy and Steve Lindeman

  • Nita, Jim, Alan, and Eileen

    I have many fond memories of Maxine. I particularly cherish the times with her and her family spent in the Ohio countryside. She uniquely graced our world and as a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother she will have a lasting impact and will live on in our memories.

    Jeff S

  • Dear Nita and family,

    I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother lived her life well, leaving a legacy of a remakable woman. Thank you for sharing your photos – they are precious memories, I’m sure. In the relatively short time we’ve known each other and worked together, Nita, I can see where you have been graced by your mother’s fine character, love for people, appreciation of the outdoors, and kind generosity.
    I pray for God’s continued comfort to rest upon you and your family during this time.

    Lisa and David Middleton

  • I have so many wonderful, cherished memories of Maxine. She was an amazing woman of strength and grace. She loved studying God’s word and using her gift of teaching with others. She was an incredible grandmother to our sons, leaving them with memories they will always treasure and cherish. I can still taste her delicious turkey gravy at Thanksgiving and her yummy chicken corn soup, a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition! We shared a love for the clothesline, Gaither and classical music, fine dining, a good chick flick and chocolate! I will always treasure the smile on her face as she would take the first bite of her raspberry/chocolate chip ice cream from Graeters Ice Cream. My life was deeply touched and impacted by this precious woman and she will be deeply missed by so many. To the Maihle family, I love you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you always….
    Jill

  • Nita and family,
    Your mother was a special woman with a beautiful smile who loved life and inspired you. As you gather on this Summer Solstice to mourn her loss may she rest in peace and continue to inspire you to celebrate her life and your own.
    Nicole

  • Dear Jim & Family,

    I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy at Maxine’s passing. She was such a sweet, good hearted lady, and oh how she loved her rummicube. You could just see the anticipation on her face when she had some good plays. We all enjoyed many hours of good fellowship and hospitality at your house – and your many jokes. It was a privilege to have known her and we will miss her a lot.

  • It has been some time since I saw Maxine. We used to enjoy Bible Study together. She was a wonderful LADY.
    Mary Allen

  • Dear Nita, Jim and family,
    I had the honor of taking care of Maxine for the last couple of years. Although, she didn’t require much of me in the beginning, I was so drawn to her amazing spirit and compassion for orhers. I cherish all the wonderful times I had with her and am forever changed because of it. I know she is no longer suffering and I am so grateful for that. Please accept my apologies for not being at her viewing/celebration of life. I hope you know I loved her so much and miss her everyday! Jodie Denney, LPN, Assisted Living Manager, The Villas at Benningtin Glen