Maxine “Toni” Estep

November 29, 1928 ‒ January 11, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

Maxine “Toni” Estep, age 90, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Primrose Retirement Community in Mansfield surrounded by her family.

Toni was born November 29, 1928 to parents Harry & Martha (Poole) Weaver in Mansfield and graduated from Union High School.

On April 30, 1950, she married William R. Estep and they shared 41 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in 1991. They are now together again. Toni and Bill owned and operated Suburban Trailer Center for over 30 years.

A lifelong member of Park Avenue Baptist Church (now Mosaic), Toni volunteered with their clothing ministry and monthly community meals. She found great joy in flowers and kept a lovely summer flower garden each year. She was an excellent baker and made all sorts of delicious pies and cookies to bless others by giving them away.

Above all else, Toni dearly LOVED her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids with all her heart. She will be remembered for her sharp mind, loving & giving heart, and will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She is survived by children Jean (Jim) Reed of Lexington, Kris Bechtel of Mansfield, and Bill (Karen) Estep of Mansfield; grandchildren Tim Reed (Regina Sabo), Levi Papst, Kimberly (Joe) Strassell, Jessica (Justin) Thomas, Will Estep (Danielle Pennington) and Mike Bechtel; great-grandchildren Olivia Strassell, Ella Strassell, Alaina Strassell, Taylor Papst, Hunter Papst, Landon Papst, Ally Bechtel, Ashleigh Bechtel, and one on the way; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband William Estep, she was preceded in death son-in-law Jeff Bechtel, sister Mary Elizabeth Wilson, brother Robert Weaver, and infant brother David Weaver.

The Estep family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Primrose and Kindred Hospice for the excellent and loving care given to their mom.

Toni’s family will receive friends Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held 11 am Wednesday. Pastor Tony Pingitore will speak and burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

For contributions in her memory, please make checks payable to Kindred Hospice or Mosaic at Park Avenue Baptist and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

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  • Dear Kris, Jean and Bill,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother!! I remember her as always being so kind and thoughtful!! She was truly a sweet person! My sincere sympathy to you and your whole family, may she rest in peace!

    Becky Marth and family

  • I have known Toni all my life through my Grandma Barnes. She was an amazing person and she will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Dear Kris, Jean and Bill,

    We are very sorry to hear of Toni’s passing. She was a very special lady to us for 18 years as an employee of Suburban Trailer Sales.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Paul and Diane Johnson

  • Kris, Jean and Bill,
    I cannot begin to say how much your mom has meant to me for practically all of my life. She was a one-of-a-kind. Even in the years since I’ve grown and moved away, she still remained in my heart as the most loving, kind and compassionate person I have ever known. You are all so lucky to have had her as your mom. I know she will be greatly missed.

  • I have many fond memories of Toni and her husband William and children at the Park Avenue Baptist Church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We extend to you are deepest sympathy.

    Joan (Keppler) and Randy Hubler

  • Kris, my sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your mom. You look so much like her! The video was very touching, and shows what a loving, caring person she was. My God give you peace as you move forward, and may you soon recall only the happiest of times with your mom.
    God Bless, Sandy (Harfman)Sampson Madison class of 1971

  • Bill, Karen and all the family,

    John and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I had no idea until this morning when I saw a post. There are no words to say, no matter how long you had them you still miss them so much. So so sorry for your loss.