Maxine J. Dodds, 92, of Bellefontaine, was called to the Lord to be with her beloved husband on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.
She was born May 12, 1925, in a farmhouse along County Road 65 in Hardin County, the second oldest child of the late Ira Trimble and Claribel Alverna McMillen Fleece.
On Aug. 5, 1943, she married Wilmer “Bill” Burton Dodds and Wilmer went off to the war; they had 53 years of marriage. She dedicated her life to raising her six children and all their offspring.
Maxine was very active in the rural community of Rushsylvania. She was a member of Harper Community Church and Hopewell United Methodist Church. She graduated from Roundhead High School, worked at several local factories and volunteered at Mary Rutan Hospital and Hardin Memorial Hospital for more than 25 years. It was her nature to take care of others. Maxine was a member of the Friendly Garden Club, United Methodist Women, Hospital Guild at Bellefontaine and Kenton, and the Friendly Senior Center. She also taught Sunday school for many years. All who loved her will miss her.
Maxine is survived by her three sons and three daughters, Larry W. (Sue) Dodds, Victor E. (Grace) Dodds, Nancy V. (Robert) Singer, Susan L. Dodds, Christina K. McGinnis and James I. (Gina) Dodds; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Marie Coulter and Shirley M. Moore; and many nieces and nephews.
A brother, Charles W. Fleece, and a grandson, Jason McGinnis, preceded Maxine in death.
Pastor Ed Spragen officiates a funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Harper Community Church, 3679 N. County Road 25, Bellefontaine. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, and one hour prior to the funeral service Friday. Burial is in Harper Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Logan County Weekday Religious Education, P.O. Box 245, Bellefontaine, OH 43311 and Harper Community Church, 3679 N. County Road 25, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.