Maxine Ruth Waggoner

May 27, 1931 - May 18, 2013

Maxine Ruth Waggoner, 81, Port Clinton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.

She was born on May 27, 1931, in Oak Harbor, to Fredric and Luetta (Mehlow) Brindley. On June 7, 1952, she married Don C. Waggoner at St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, and he survives.

Maxine served as the business manager for her husband’s business, Don C. Waggoner P.E., Inc., for over 40 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, where she taught Sunday School for 25 years, and enjoyed playing the piano for the preschool children. She was also a member of the Port Clinton Yacht Club.

Maxine enjoyed gardening and music, and she was a dedicated caregiver for her son Greg during his long chronic illness. She enjoyed caring for Greg’s two dogs and helped rehabilitate them to better health.

In addition to Don, her loving husband of 60 years, Maxine is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Deborah) Waggoner of Clarendon Hills, Ill.; grandchildren, Melissa (Matthew) Schlesinger of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Brian Waggoner of Berea, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Elyse Schlesinger; a sister, Carolyn Tewers of Port Clinton; and sister-in-law, Lois Gates of Port Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Gregory Waggoner.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Clinton, with family present 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the funeral home, with interment to follow in Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton. 

Memorial contributions for Maxine may be made to the Port Clinton Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 528186, Port Clinton, OH, 43452.

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