Anna Maxine Alexander

GREENVILLE - Anna Maxine Alexander, 86, passed away the afternoon of Dec. 24, 2012, at the Brethren Home with her daughter by her side.

She was the daughter of the late Virgil and Nell (Stephens) Fowble. Born on Jan. 4, 1926, she was raised on the farm west of Greenville along with her brother, the late Clarence Fowble. She graduated from Palestine High School in 1943.

On Jan. 5, 1944, she married the late Chalmer J. Alexander who passed away on July 2, 1966. They were blessed with a son, Jack (Judy) Alexander of Greenville and a daughter, Linda (Bill) Brown of Rossburg. They had two daughters that died in infancy.

Her pride and joy was her family. Her love of animals especially her dogs got her the nickname "Grandma Puppy" by her grandchildren, Doug (Cindy) Alexander, Greenville, Lori (Brad) Pearson, Brookville, Travis (Lisa) Brown, Rossburg, and Jason (Sara) Alexander, Versailles.

Her great-grandchildren, Randi Alexander, Raleigh, North Carolina, Jessica Alexander, Vandalia, Jonathan and Hannah Pearson, Brookville, Garrett and Emma Brown, Rossburg, Madison and Chloe Alexander, Versailles, and a stepgreat-granddaughter, Macie Daniel of Muncie, Ind., always brought a smile to her face.

On May 9, 1955, she starting working for Fram and after 34 years retired on June 1, 1989.

Her life was devoted to taking care of her parents and always helping he family until she was diagnosis with Alzheimers four years ago. As her family watched her health decline, their love for her never ending. Recently, she underwent surgery and her family was informed that she also had cancer.

She was a member and attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville. Her faith and love for God was shown in everything that she did.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Steve Short officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The family requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made in her memory to the new Darke County Dog Park.Condolences may be left for the family at


Published in The Daily Advocate on Dec. 26, 2012