Smith, Maxine

Written by David Green.

Maxine A. Smith, 84, of Adrian, Mich., died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Provincial House in Adrian.

She was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Adrian, the daughter of Andrew and Mildred (Warner) Bussing. She married Elton E. Smith on Sept. 18, 1948, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1991.

Maxine retired in 1974 after working as a beautician and then with her husband Elton for 15 years as a carpet installer. She was a member of the Hitch Up & Go Camping Club and the Foster Grandparent program.

Surviving Maxine are four children, Vicky (and Richard) Sager of Bucyrus, Ohio, Lynne (and Homer) Kline of Bryan, Ohio, Chris (and David) Brasher of Morenci, Mich., and Brad Smith; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Marilyn Franke and Marylou Jett, both of Adrian; three brothers, Edward (and Grace) Bussing of Iron Mountain, Mich., Gordon (and Blanche) Bussing and Raymond (and Mary) Bussing, all of Adrian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, one brother and a great-grandson.

Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. Private grave-side services and interment will take place at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County. 

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