Obituary of Maxine Achor
July 15, 1935 ~ August 8, 2019
Maxine Achor, 84, Converse, passed away at 2:20 am on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at North Woods Village in Kokomo. She was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, on Monday, July 15, 1935, to Carl and Christina (McGillivray) White and was always very proud of her Canadian heritage. On April 27, 1958, she married James M. Achor.
Maxine graduated from Swayzee High School (Class of 1953). She worked as an LPN for several years at Bradner Village Health Care, retiring in 1997.
She was a real "sports fanatic" and loved a wide variety of sports, especially basketball (March Madness) and football. Other interests included keeping up on current events and the daily news, geneaology, and reading. She particularly loved watching the Smithsonian Channel, once she received that channel on TV. The Travel Channel was her favorite channel to watch, though, prior to that. No one even thought about touching the remote; they knew it was hers to control!
She had a very contagious, loud laugh and was known for being a social butterfly. She could talk to anybody, anywhere. She was very involved within her church at Richland Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was a member. She was also an excellent cook and was known for making the best cherry delight and pies (especially rhubarb).
In her later years, Maxine enjoyed keeping up on Facebook. Above all things in life, though, Maxine loved the Lord first. She modeled Christ in all she did and passed on a legacy of love to her children and grandchildren, with whom she loved spending time.
She is survived by her son, Brian (Cindy) Achor of Somerset; daughters, Christina (Dennis) Clair of Greentown, and Corinne (Jeff) McKinney of Converse; grandsons, Derek (Amber) Achor of Converse, Lee Clair of Kokomo, Jeremy (Marie) Clair of Swayzee, and Aaron Clair of Kokomo; granddaughters, Danielle (Matt) Svanter of Marion, Megan (Mark) London of Kokomo, Briana McKinney of Deer Creek, and Alexa (Tyler) Weaver of Peru; and 7 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
The family will receive visitors from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Rybolt Chapel, 314 N. Washington St., Swayzee, IN.
Immediately following the time of visitation, a service to celebrate Maxine's life will begin at 1:00 pm with Pastor Doug Barton officiating. Burial will take place at Gardens of Memory in Marion.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Ave., Marion, IN 46952, or Richland Chapel United Methodist Church, 5026 N. 900 W. -27, Converse, IN 46919.
Memories may be shared online at www.nswcares.com.
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