Maxine Schilling, 86, of Gallipolis, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Holzer Medical Center.
She was born March 28, 1926, in Middleport, Ohio, daughter of the late Cash and Sadie McElhinny Darst. Maxine married Donald Schilling on August 8, 1960, and he survives her. She was a secretary at Kyger Creek High School and a homemaker. Maxine was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Ladies Group, Elizabeth Circle.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Don Schilling of Gallipolis; a daughter and son-in-law, Leisa and Gary Taylor of Gallipolis; two grandchildren and their spouses, Eric and Anne Taylor of Williamstown, West Virginia, and Katie and Sam Shawver of Gallipolis; a great-grandson, Braxton Taylor; a brother, Bill (Charlene) Darst of Cheshire; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Schilling of Lancaster, and Doris Hartsook of Grove City; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bradbury and Gertrude Darst.
Services will be 1 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Grace United Methodist Church with Bob Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Her body will lie in state at the church from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5-8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Bradbury, Mark Darst, Steve Darst, Ron Cornelius, Thurman Smith, Dennis Schilling, Steve Schilling and John Morrison. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Taylor, Eric Taylor, and Sam Shawver.
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