Edna “Maxine” Ellison, 89, of Nelson, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 9, 2017. She was born on March 24, 1928 to Melvin Burdett and Ethel Smith at Alma, Ohio. Maxine married the love of her life, Homer Ellison, on September 1, 1944. In October of 1986, Maxine and Homer were sealed for all time and eternity in the Dallas Texas, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has been a member of the Hiram LDS Ward on Pioneer Trail since 1975.
Maxine enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, cross stitching and working on word search puzzles. She spent many hours in her kitchen preparing and canning food for her family, that she and Homer grew every year. Many people were welcomed into her home for many years to provide notary of titles. Maxine was an avid reader her entire life and had many interests. As a young wife at her husband Homer’s home in Sutton, West Virginia, she became an instant hit with her younger new “brothers and sisters” as she told them stories and read to them. Always witty, enthusiastic, innocent, angelic in nature, beautiful smile, encouraging and friendly are just a few of the things that described her. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends in the neighborhood.
Maxine was an only child in her family and after marriage gave birth to nine children of her own. She is survived by her children, Mildred Perrine of Windham, Curtis (Carmalee) Ellison of Hyrum, Utah, Warren (Maria) Ellison of Kent, Homer Ellison, Jr. of Garrettsville, Eva Ellison of Ephrium, Utah, Edward (Stella) Ellison of Mantua, Jesse (Debra) Ellison of Garrettsville, and Barbara Wells of Southington; 21 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Homer; daughter, Celia Joann and grandson, Marvin Perrine.
Visitation was held on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsville, Ohio and Monday, May 15, 2017 from 11AM-1PM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6208 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, Ohio. Funeral Services followed at 1PM at the chapel with Bishop Tommy Aardema officiating. Burial held in Harrington Cemetery, Hopkins Road, Nelson, Ohio. Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com.
We are grateful for the many professional and dedicated Doctors, Nurses and others at University Hospital at Ravenna, for their tender care and help for Mother in her last days, we so very much appreciate each and every one of you.