Maxine V. Mitchell, 92, of N. Center St., Corry, Pa., died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at her home with her family at her side.
She was born May 9, 1926, in Rome Township, Pa., a daughter of the late Guy and Minnie Rieck Vanderhoof.
Maxine was raised and educated the Spring Creek and Lottsville areas and graduated high school in 1944. She then attended and graduated from Orra Jean Beauty Academy in Erie. She worked a few years in Corry as a beautician at her sister’s beauty salon. Maxine then married and stayed home to raise and care for her family. In 1979, she began working for Corry Memorial Hospital as a nurses’ aide. She retired in 1989.
Maxine was a member of Spring Creek Congregational Church and was involved with the Ladies’ Aides for Spring Creek and West Spring Creek churches. She was also a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, a charter member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary for the Spring Creek Fire Department and the Canadohta Lake Square Dance Club. Maxine had an affinity for antiques and enjoyed collecting and refinishing antique furniture, collecting antique Santa Clauses and old kitchen utensils. She also enjoyed cooking and baking, especially pies.
In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death on March 20, 1991 by her husband, Norman D. Mitchell, whom she married June 2, 1945 in Corry, Pa.; two sisters, Dorothy Lillie and Betty Fitzgerald; and a brother, Guy Vanderhoof.
Maxine is survived by three daughters, Cassie Smith and her husband John of Corry, Pa., Brenda Warner of Erie, Pa., and Cindy Yaegle and her husband Randy of Warren, Pa.; a son, Thomas Mitchell and his wife Angela of Spring Creek, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Joanne Vanderhoof of Pittsfield, Pa.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Michelle Nelson, T. Ferguson (Allyson), Amy Warner, Joel Warner (Sharon), Joshua McGowan, Cammie Mitchell, Jennifer Kafferlin (Chad), and Matthew Mitchell; eleven great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Jacob, Michael, Aubrey, Avery, Kiersten, Taylor, Caleb, Aiden, Porter and Roman; three step-grandchildren, Tim, Barry and Cheri; several step great-grandchildren and step great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Bracken Funeral Home, Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service there at 3 p.m. Rev. Tim Smitley will officiate.
Burial will be in West Spring Creek Cemetery, West Spring Creek, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Spring Creek, Pa., 16436, Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County, 2253 W. Grandview Blvd., Erie, Pa. 16506, or a charity of one’s choice.
To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit www.brackenfh.com.