Viola Maxwell

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JACKSON CENTER — Viola G. "Susie" Maxwell, 92, formerly of Jackson Center, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 17, 2015, at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen.

She was born in Shelby County to the late Benjamin and Stella (Ambos) Platfoot. Susie married Ned Maynard Maxwell on Jan. 4, 1941, and he preceded her in death on May 2, 1983. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Thurman B. Platfoot and Stanley I. Platfoot, a sister, Arietta Platfoot, and three grandchildren, Eric Maxwell, James R. Maxwell Jr. and Susan J. Carter.

Susie retired in 1985 from Airstream Inc. and later went to work at Design Originals, where she worked until she was 84. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Montra and the Ladies Circle at the church. She was also a member of the Sororis Club and liked to read. Susie's life was centered around her family.

Susie is survived by her children, James R. (Judy) Maxwell, of Anna, Thomas R. (Carin) Maxwell, of Fort Wayne, and Brenda S. (Marvin) Snider, of Jackson Center; six grandchildren, Tammy S. (Tom) Spicer, Mark J. (Cheryl) Maxwell, Michael-Jon T. (Sarah) Maxwell, Daniel R. (Christie) Snider, Joseph W. (Karen) Snider, Dawn (Dan) Grieshop and a granddaughter-in-law, Jill Maxwell; 17 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Eva Jeanetta Higginbothan, of Pemberton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Montra at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Michael Althauser officiating. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 17714 Montra Road, Jackson Center, OH 45334.

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Jackson Center, OH 45334
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2015