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Maxine Reynolds

Maxine “Nana” 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

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Maxine was a special lady and when I moved to Fountain City was already about 65, my current age.  She seemed ageless, moving from activity to activity, helping at the Food Pantry, the hospital, making Christmas cookies or the yearly Bible study that was at her house (in July if I remember).  I don't think her car ever cooled down as she was constant motion with these activities, babysitting, or "going to town to get a sandwich." Her house was immaculate and everything had the proper place.  Christmas was a special time for her as she brought out the decorations and it was quite a tradition.  I lived there for 20 years and she not only went to church regularly, but lived her life helping others, many time behind the scenes without recognition.  Fountain City would not have been the same without her next door.  Rest in peace, Maxine.

Gary Cole Dec 20 2015 12:00 AM

We will miss Maxine's sweet smile at church.  She always doted on our little girls each Sunday she was here.  We pray for your family during this time of grief.

Don & Michelle Hawk & Family Dec 17 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!  Maxine was a great lady and we thought the world of her.  She took such great care of our children when they were small.


John, Lou Ann, John and Greg Piehl

The John Piehl Family Dec 17 2015 12:00 AM

Our family is one Maxine babysat for in the 1990's. The eight years Ed and I lived in Richmond Maxine cared for our children, Judson, Jonathan, Daniel & Lacee Burke. She was a wonderful person and always wrote us every year a Christmas card when we moved away (we missed her Christmas cookies!) I am so thankful for her loving care for our family. She leaves a legacy of kindness and mercy behind in our hearts. May the Lord grant you comfort as you grieve. DeAnn Harris

DeAnn Harris Dec 16 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
                                                                                 Earnie Eggers

The Eggers Family Dec 15 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and her family.  Maxine was a great friend to my mother during her time of need.  My mother really loved Maxine!  Maxine was always part of my life, whether at school, or at church, or helping with my mother.  Thank you Maxine for the person you were and the subtle influence you had on my life.  Charlie

Charles Quakenbush Dec 15 2015 12:00 AM

Maxine was a very special person and will be missed.

Ruth LaMar Dec 15 2015 12:00 AM