Maxine M. Queen Plough

March 17, 1933 ‒ May 05, 2015

Mount Gilead, Ohio

MOUNT GILEAD: Maxine Queen Plough now has a better grasp on “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Eph. 3:18) and knows the full measure of God’s love for her as she went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from Country Meadow Care Center, near Bellville. She was 82.

Born Maxine Marcea Fisher March 17, 1933 to parents Vern & Helen (Hofer) Fisher in Ashland County, Maxine graduated from Bellville High School with the class of 1951.

She was a woman of strong faith who believed in prayer. This was evident as she was a prayer warrior for her family. Maxine was a long time member of Clear Fork Alliance Church in Bellville, where she was a member of the choir for many years. She was also a member of the Morrow County Hospital Rose Twig. One pastime that she also enjoyed was knitting, having given each of her grandchildren an afghan she made especially for them.

Being the motherly figure she was, she enjoyed taking care of her family and her Australian Shepherd Buddy. One way she did this was by being a gardener who canned and froze the fruits of her labor. She canned everything from peaches to pears to applesauce. She enjoyed cooking, her apple dumplings were simply the best, however her char burnt steaks proved that none of us are perfect.

She is survived by her sons Larry (Elizabeth) Queen of Mt. Gilead, Brian (Ida) Queen of Mt. Gilead and Wayne (Teresa) Queen of Mansfield; step-daughters Gwen (John) Johnson of Portland, Oregon, Greta (Will) Anderson of Lockwood, CA and Glee Plough of Kent; grandchildren Sheleby and Sarah Queen,  Alexandria (Chris) Beetham, Nicholas (Holly) Queen, Lori (Mike) Vanderpool, Lillian (Steve) Jones, Susan (Ben) Ocheltree, Stephanie (Ben) Keller, Scott, Nathan, Brandon and Julie Queen and Katie (Barry) Phillips; sixteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her first husband Kenneth Queen and second husband Arlo Plough, she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Wayne Fisher and sister Mildred Mumper.

Her Family will receive friends Friday, May 8, 2015 from 1-3 pm at Clear Fork Alliance Church (1008 State Route 97 Bellville) where a worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Maxine will be held at 3 pm with Pastor Mike Stine officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to Clear Fork Alliance Church may be made at the funeral.

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  • Maxine was a dear friend, prayer partner and like a mother to me, she will be forever missed but never fogotten. She was good to alway’s remind me of patient’s and I in return, reminded her as well.

    Prayer’s to all of the family!

  • I thank GOD for my sisterhood and friendship with my “Maxinie”. she always got a chuckle when I called her Maxinie. It makes me smile now. I love her and appreciated her “faithful” steadfast love and prayers all of these years. I will miss her. So happy that she is made brand new in her glorified body. I know God will comfort all of you as only HE can.

  • Brian & Ida, Stephanie & Ben and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. Though I never had the honor of meeting Maxine, I will meet her one day in Glory, and that is the greatest promise that you all have to cling to. May the Lord comfort your hearts and the hearts of all who loved this Godly, praying sweet lady. You all are in my prayers.

  • Larry, Brian, Wayne and families,
    Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your Mom.
    I have fond memories when we were kids staying with you for two weeks in the summer. I would help your Mom in the garden, help can, and iron. We would race down the long lane to the road and back. Wayne was just a baby then. Great memories. May your cherished memories help you through the sad times. God Bless.
    I am very sorry we can not be there for the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • I became acquainted with Maxine when I came to Clear Fork Alliance Church. She always had a smile on her face and always said Hello to me. I always admired her in her dress and her Godly Spirit . I am truly sorry for the family’s lost and praying God will give all of you His peace and strength to get though this day and the days ahead. God bless you all.

  • I have known Maxine for years, she was a very special person. I used to go to Fred Gleens for prayer meeting. I have missed they and the good times we had.
    Rest in the arms of Jesus now.

  • So sorry to learn of Maxine’s passing. Although I did not know Maxine personally, I have a deep affection for all the Queens I was blessed to know through Johnsville School. It’s a special testimony to Maxine’s legacy to have had the blessing of knowing the Queen family. She must have been an awesome mother to have nurtured the family with whom I have known, loved, and respected over the years. May God continue to bless her legacy and her offspring.
    Mary Carroll

  • Dear family of Maxine, We only learned of Maxine’s passing away too late to attend her funeral…so sorry, as we would have been there. She and Ken were long time friends for many years and enjoyed our fellowship with them, eating out with them and other couples, as well, visiting from time to time. She was a good prayer warrior. She and I visited quite often throughout the years first coming to know them from attending the 1st Alliance Church in Mansfield.
    Our deepest sympathy to all, Eva and Bob Brubaker.