Maxine Reed Storms

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  • "Our thoughts are with you Susan , Steve & family. Bev & Joe"
    - Beverley Capo
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Maxine Reed Storms, 90, passed away in the loving arms of her son and daughter on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. Maxine was born in Muncie, Ind., on Jan. 12, 1920. She attended Burris Lab School where she met her future husband of 59 years, J. Wayne Storms.
Maxine and Wayne attended Ball State Teachers College together and chose the field of education for their careers. Maxine taught physical education and business courses for 38 years in three states. She loved teaching, but was finally convinced to retire and move to her dream home in Inverness, Fla., in May of 1988.
Maxine was an avid reader and an animal lover. Together with her husband, she helped found and edit a graduation class of '37 Burris newsletter, The Golden Age Survivor. The newsletter came about as a result of a 50-year class reunion in 1997.
Maxine and Wayne enjoyed opening their home to many of their 'snowbird' friends who ventured south each winter. They attended the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. After the death of her husband in 2003, Maxine made another major move to her own home in Cumming, to be closer to her son and daughter. While living in Cumming, Maxine became active in the women's circle at Cumming First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the company of her many church friends living in her neighborhood and looked forward to joining them in their once-a-month dinner group.
Maxine moved to an assisted-living community in Gainesville in August 2008. She moved again to Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville in November 2009 and found a wonderful new family of loving, compassionate friends who helped to care for her in her final days.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Sunshine; sister, Faustine Lord; and loving husband, J. Wayne.
Survivors include her son, Stephen Wayne Storms of Flowery Branch; grandson, Josh and wife Michelle, great-grandson Xavier, Buford; daughter, Susan S. Dodds and son-in-law Robert of Dahlonega; grandchildren, Kory, Woodstock; Kristin of San Francisco, Calif.; and Kevin of Dahlonega; and great-grandson Ethan of Gainesville; sister, Betty Hale; niece, Beth Hale Muncie, and great-niece, Christina Hossom; and husband, Don of Muncie, Ind.
There will be a celebration of Maxine's life among her family at a later date. Her ashes will be interred with her husband's at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
Published in from Feb. 19 to Feb. 23, 2010