December 3, 1932 - October 28, 2021
ADRIAN – Maxine Parker, 88, of Adrian, died late Thursday evening October 28, 2021 at ProMedica Charles & Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian. Born December 3, 1932 in Jackson, she was the daughter of Forest and Ruth (Pelham) Pearson. Maxine graduated from Addison High School in 1951. On December 31, 1954 she married Raymond E. Parker at her parents’ home. They cherished over 64 years together until he preceded her in death on February 23, 2019. Together, Maxine and Ray owned and operated a lawn care service for 27 years. They were also charter members of both the Irish Hills Region of Antique Automobiles and the Farmers Antique Tractor and Engine Association. The couple also enjoyed Western Style Square Dancing. Prior to owning their lawn care service, Maxine worked as a secretary in the Tecumseh area and as a housekeeper at the Top Hat Motel in Adrian. She was an excellent cook and received her food handler’s license so she could prepare and sell her cuisine at various tractor shows, car shows, and fairs. Her most important job, however, was caring for her family. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. In her spare time, Maxine loved crafting, especially crocheting. She also enjoyed collecting milk glass pieces. Maxine is survived by her children, Debra Rathbun of Adrian, Denise (Mackie) Fleenor of Clayton, and Douglas (Melissa) Parker of Ocala, FL; six grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jared, Alissa, Brady and Connor; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Ray, she was preceded in death by her sister, Delores Burkhart. A funeral service for Maxine will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Ron Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The family suggests memorial contributions to honor Maxine be made to the Farmers Antique Tractor and Engine Association. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
ADRIAN – Maxine Parker, 88, of Adrian, died late Thursday evening October 28, 2021 at ProMedica Charles & Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian. Born December 3, 1932 in Jackson, she was the daughter of Forest and Ruth (Pelham) Pearson.... View Obituary & Service Information
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