Nov. 6, 1921 - Jan. 9, 2013
NAPPANEE - Maxine E. Ryman, 91, of Nappanee, died at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Lakeland Rehab and Healthcare Center in Milford after a long illness. She had been a resident there since October 2011.
Maxine was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Brewster, Ohio, to William and Flossie (Warren) Gaut.
Mrs. Ryman had lived most of her life in this area after moving here from Ohio. She married Donald L. Ryman Sept. 17, 1938, in Goshen. He preceded in death Dec. 19, 2007.
Maxine was a loving mother and a homemaker.
Mrs. Ryman is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Ralph) Wakely of Nappanee; a son, Larry E. (Janice) Ryman of 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 of Crumstown; a half-sister, Linda (Allen) Corwin of Wakarusa; stepbrothers Glen (Julia) Reed of Nappanee, William Reed of Elkhart and George "Fat" Reed Jr. of Mentone; and stepsister Lucille Motz, Wakarusa.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Brandon Stewart; brother Charles Gaut; and sisters Betty Miller, Cora Louise Truex and Glenice Reed.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, 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.
Online condolences may be given at www.tlyfh.com.