Maxine âNanaâ Reynolds, 99, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December14, at Arbor Trace of Richmond.
She was born Nina Maxine Baird on November 27, 1916 in Wayne County, Indiana to Orla H. and Gertrude Byrum Baird. She moved from Fountain City to Richmond in 1934 and was a 1935 graduate of Morton High School. She married Vierl H. Reynolds on May 22, 1938, sharing nearly 25 years until his death on February 4, 1963.
Maxine lived in Fountain City for over 60 years before moving to Richmond in 2008. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Richmond, where she taught Sunday School, serving as secretary for many years, and sang in the choir. She was a member of United Methodist Women, Richmond Emmaus Community and was a Bible Study Fellowship leader for 10 years. She formerly served as secretary of the Willow Grove Cemetery Board and the Community Food Pantry Board, and volunteered at Reid Hospital for 38 years. She was formerly employed at the Richmond Glove Factory, Fountain City School and Richmond Community Schools before her retirement.
Maxine babysat for many years for several Richmond area families. She enjoyed doing for others and sending cards. She loved to bake Christmas cookies to share with neighbors, friends, family and shut-ins.
Maxine will be missed by her daughter & son-in-law, Linda & Sam Hubbell; granddaughter, Amy (Chris) Stock; grandson, David (Denise) Reeves; great-granddaughter, Emily Stock; great-grandson, Devin Stock; step-granddaughters, Julie (Jim) Jackson, Kara Harris and Krissy (Mick) Miller; step-great-grandchildren, Matthew (Melissa) Jackson, Adam (Courtney) Jackson, Jacob Jackson, Sam Harris (Heather Bumbalough), Tim Harris, Geralyn Miller and Lily Miller; step-great-great-grandchildren, Christopher Jackson, Ava Jackson and Harmony Harris; sister-in-law, Genevieve Reynolds, nieces, nephews and very dear friends Wanda Logan, Carolyn Sandlin and Patty Cook Adams.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughters, Karen Sue and Joan Sue Reynolds; brothers, Carlton D. and Robert J. Baird; and son-in-law, Phillip L. Reeves
Rev. Ted Chalk, Rev. Glenn McGuire and Rev. Timothy Cummings will conduct a funeral ceremony 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 21, at the First United Methodist Church, 318 National Road West in Richmond. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Visitation will be open at the church from 10-11 a.m. on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 318 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374; New Creations Chapel, 6400 National Road East, Richmond, IN 47374 or the Riley Hospital for Children 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202