Vernie “Maxine” Traylor

September 04, 1950 ‒ January 28, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Vernie “Maxine” Traylor, 67, of Delaware passed away peacefully Sunday evening, January 28, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born September 4, 1950 in Wayne County, West Virginia to the late Ruby and Meda (Jackson) Thompson and later graduated from Hayes High School. On July 19, 1968, she married the love of her life James “Eddie” Traylor Jr.

Maxine enjoyed making crafts and collecting knick knacks, flower gardening and hummingbirds. She especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of almost 50 years, James “Eddie”; son, Joe Traylor of Delaware; daughters, Dawana Dunfee and Shalene Ward of Delaware; grandchildren, Victoria (Dillon), Josie (Brandon), Drew, Andrea, Damien, Xavier, and Jaylee; 1 great-granddaughter on the way; brothers, Carl (Judy) Thompson and Charles Leonard (Monica) Thompson, all of Delaware; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Joann Barber and Bev Phelps.

In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her brothers Charles, Willis, and an infant twin Vernon Eugene and her sister Edna Mae Chaney.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to OhioHealth Hospice and Passport for the wonderful care and concern for Maxine.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will then take place in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Traylor family.

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  • I’d like to to say I know the whole family, Eddie and Maxine were like close family. She would do anything and everything to help people she truly liked and probably the one’s she didn’t but that’s how she was. Going to miss her always smiling every time I seen her. I hope the children feel a weight lifted as she isn’t suffering anymore . She was truly a great lady

  • Dawana, Victoria(Dillon), Drew, so sorry for your loss. So many in less than two years. My heart goes out to you. Love, hugs, prayers.
    Great Aunt Luana, Great Uncle John

  • I wanted to send our sympathies to your family from ours. She is no longer suffering. She was a very special lady and was always so nice to me. She will always be remembered and loved.

    Love Melissa Ward and Family.

  • My condolences to the family. Maxine was a good hearted woman, and kind to me from day one. Glad to have known her. Rest easy my friend.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Shalene, you and your family members are in my thoughts and prayers..

  • Sending prayers to all the family. Cousin Ma xine, rest in peace. You were a beautiful light in this world. I will always treasure the memories from when we were young. Heaven has received an Angel.

  • I enjoyed the time I got to spend with Maxine, She was Joy to visit always gave me a smile and I missed you. She will be missed! Thinking of all of you at this time!