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Maxine (Grimes) Tomblin

February 3, 1923 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 97)


Maxine Tomblin, 97, of Warsaw, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Montebello Healthcare Center in Hamilton.

Maxine was born on February 3, 1923, in rural Warsaw, the daughter of Truman and Opal (Gooding) Grimes. On December 24, 1947, she was united in marriage to Leland Robert “Tom” Tomblin at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Warsaw. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Maxine was a proud resident of Warsaw and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for many years, where she faithfully served in the Methodist Women, taught Sunday school, and worked in the nursery. She was a meticulous housekeeper, and her home was always immaculate. She enjoyed gardening and planting flowers, and hated weeds springing up in them. Maxine was a beloved babysitter, taking care of countless Warsaw children throughout the years, many of whom stayed in touch with her. In her younger years, Maxine enjoyed spending her free time dancing, and in later years, enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends.

Maxine is survived by her niece Donna (Steve) Winters of Augusta, Illinois; her special cousin Teresa (Kenny) Culpepper of Warsaw; three great-nieces and nephews: Jenna (Chris) Lilly of Augusta, Illinois, Jason (Jessica) Winters of Jacksonville, Illinois, Jaci (Brandon Cornell) Winters of Quincy, Illinois, and three great-great nieces and nephews: Kendra and Carter Lilly of Augusta and Dawson Winters of Jacksonville.

Maxine is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Willa Fern Ruffcorn.

A private graveside will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw.

Memorials may be directed to Blessing Hospice.

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