Biography: Maxine Garvin, 93 of Bucyrus passed away Friday March 30, 2018 at Altercare of Bucyrus where she had resided for the past 7 years following a stroke. Maxine was born May 13, 1924 in Bucyrus. She was the fourth from the oldest of 13 children born to the late James and Minerva (Runion) Fry. Maxine was married to Paul Garvin Feb. 29, 1980 and they were married for 28 years prior to his death in 2008. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law Joseph Smith; daughter-in-law Birdie Garvin; grandson Chuck Orewiler; brothers Freeman, Robert, and Don Fry; and sisters Joann Ooran, Marjorie Keller, and Janice Inscho.
Maxine is survived by children James (Patti) Orewiler of Galion; Joyce Orewiler Smith of Bucyrus; Paul Garvin Jr. of Bucyrus; and Sherrie Garvin Kocher of Bucyrus; grandchildren Craig (Laurie) Orewiler, Bucyrus; Jason (Dawn) Orewiler, Galion; Amy Orewiler, Marion; Laurie (Logan) Cooper, Bucyrus; Dawn (Jim) Henson, Medina, OH; Holly (Chad) Starner, Bucyrus; Angie (Chris) Mutchler, Bucyrus; Dustin (Angie) Smith, Bloomville; and Jessica Garvin, Lexington,OH; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; sisters Evelyn Stuckman and Carol Skaggs both of Bucyrus; Pauline Thompson of Columbus; Lucille Phfaler, Marion; and Virginia Rickie of Florida; brother James (Lynette) Fry of Cleveland; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Maxine attended Lykens School and lived most of her life in Bucyrus. She worked at Bucyrus Community Hospital for 39 years, retiring in 1985. Maxine was a member of the Bucyrus Moose, Amvets, the American Legion and was a member of the former First Christian Church.
Maxine enjoyed playing Bingo, scratching off lottery tickets hoping to win the big one, and going on bus trips to the casino. When she did watch T.V., which wasn't often, her favorites were wrestling on Friday night and every day The Price is Right. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and always shared her beautiful items with family and friends. Maxine was known at the Am. Legion as "Toasty Toes" for many years crocheting 65 plus pairs of slippers and making lap throws for the Veterans Home in Sandusky and sent to the Military men and women who needed them.
Over the last two years Maxine became interested in coloring in Adult coloring books and she created many beautiful pictures to share with many.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with Pastor Bradley Smith officiating, burial will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to the Am. Cancer Society and expressions of sympathy can be left at www.munzpirnstill.com