Maxine Elizabeth White Francis, 95, passed away early Monday, July 5, 2021, at her home in West Alexander Pa. She was born on April 5, 1926, in West Alexander, daughter of the late Curtis and Dorothy McKain White.
On March 1, 1947, Maxine married the late John Clyde Francis of Beham Pa.
She was a graduate of the West Alexander High School class of 1944. She was a life-long member of the West Alexander United Methodist Church, also a member of Winning Circle Sunday School Class, West Alexander American Legion Auxiliary, The DAR, and the Golden Agers
Maxine enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially winning card games and Rummikub. She also enjoyed reading, quilting, canning food from her garden, traveling, and visiting her children. She loved to eat and there was never a food she wouldn’t try. She made delicious raspberry and strawberry pies and apple dumplings.
Maxine is survived by her five daughters: Dorothy (Floyd) Thomas of Canonsburg, Sandra (Thomas) Brownlee of Claysville, Carolyn (James) Huff of Arlington VA, Mary Ann (Gary) Danley of West Finley, and Betty Francis of Warrenton VA, two sons: John (Judy) Francis of West Alexander, and the late Mark (Carol) Francis of Leesburg VA, nine grandchildren: Jennifer Bird, Chad Thomas, Jason Francis, Jodi Hildreth, Leeann, and Gail Marie Danley, Benjamin, Nathan, and Drew Francis, seven great-grandchildren, and a step-sister Thelma Mackey.
In addition to her husband (Clyde), and son (Mark) she is proceeded in death by a sister Jean Wilson, stepsisters Nancy Wiles and Florence Fonner, and stepmother Nellie White
The family requests that all memorial contributions be made to the West Alexander United Methodist Church 58 North Liberty Road West Alexander, PA 15376
Visitation for Maxine will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021, at West Alexander United Methodist Church from 10 am to 1 pm time of service.
Arrangements are being handled by Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 219 Main St. Claysville Pa, 15323. (724) 663-7373 www.youngfhinc.com
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