Maxine E. Ryman, 91, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Lakeland Rehab and Healthcare Center in Milford, Ind., after a long illness. She has been a resident there since October 2011.
Maxine was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Brewster, Ohio, to William and Flossie (Warren) Gaut. She lived most of her life in this area after moving here from Ohio.
She married Donald L. Ryman, Sept. 17, 1938, in Goshen, Ind. He preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2007. Maxine was a loving mother and a homemaker.
Mrs. Ryman is survived by a daughter: Sharon (Ralph) Wakely, Nappanee; a son: Larry E. (Janice) Ryman, Milford; six grandchildren: Tammy Stewart, Scott Wakely, Tracy Ryman, Jody Wakely, Terry Ryman and Lori Wakely; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister: Dora Frances Gosbin, Crumstown; a half sister: Linda (Allen) Corwin, Wakarusa, Ind.; stepbrothers: Glen (Julia) Reed, Nappanee; William Reed, Elkhart, Ind.; George “Fat” Reed Jr., Mentone, Ind.; and stepsister: Lucille Motz, Wakarusa, Ind.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson: Brandon Stewart; a brother: Charles Gaut; and sisters: Betty Miller, Cora Louise Truex and Glenice Reed.
Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Gil Reed, nephew of Maxine, will officiate. Burial will be in Union Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association.