Madeleine (Maggie) Ruth Wert Fink, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home in Beverly Hills, Fla., in the care of Hospice of Citrus County Nature Coast, with her family and closest friends by her side. Her life was a full one filled with a large extended family, friends in many parts of the United States, lots of community service, and the devoted love of a husband of almost 61 years. She loved her time at the beach in Sanibel Island, and took great pride in her home, presenting herself and all she touched with a bit of her seashell spirit.
Born in Lewisberry, Pa., May 25, 1930, she was one of a very large family. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Fink, of Beverly Hills; her daughter, Debra Fink Yeager and son-in-law, Max Yeager of Boulder, Colo.; a sister, Mary Lemkelde of Lewisberry, Pa.; three brothers, Paul Wert of Grantville, Pa., Bill Wert, of Avon Park, and Sam Wert of Avon Park. She was predeceased by several other siblings, Betty Wert Snow of Camp Hill, Pa., Gladys Wert Lay of Harrisburg, Pa., Amelia Wert Beck of Camp Hill, Pa., Rhoda Wert Straw of Avon Park, John J Wert Jr. of Hershey, Pa., and James Wert of Michigan. Additionally she had dozens and dozens of nieces and nephews around the country.
She was retired from the Camp Hill, Pa., office of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and had been a very successful Avon Representative in the New Cumberland, Pa., area for many years. She loved the Elks Lodge
of Hernando, was a member of the DOES DROVE #232, and spent many hours supporting her husband's efforts as Past Exalted Ruler of Lodge #2522 from 1993 to 1994. She loved bowling, beaching, throwing parties, hosting her friends and neighbors, and caring for her family. She was a tireless collector of sea shells, loved to feel the sand between her toes, and won numerous prizes for the items that she created from the shells.
A celebration of her life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County Florida of the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas E Davis Funeral Home Crematory is assisting the family.