March 18, 1928 – July 18, 2020
ELKHART- Maxine L. Wait, 92, formerly of Union, MI, passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior on July 18, 2020.
Born March 18, 1928, in Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Hershel and Ethel (Lawver) Wait. She was predeceased by three brothers, Howard, James, and Harold, and two sisters, Julia and Thelma.
She is survived by her brother, Allen Wait, Dowagiac, MI; numerous nieces; a nephew; and other relatives.
Maxine was a bookkeeper who later went on to graduate in 1964 from Pillsbury Bible College, Owatonna, MN. She received a master’s degree in education from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. She taught at Norwood Christian School, Cincinnati, OH, Brethren Christian School, Osceola, IN, and for many years at Elkhart Baptist Christian School, Elkhart IN. While there, she taught first grade to four of her nieces and nephews.
She was a long-time member of Porter Baptist Church, Jones, MI. She was very active in many aspects of the church. Maxine loved music and played the piano and organ for services. In addition to music, she had interests in gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, and reading. In earlier years she loved to travel with family and friends. Bible study was very important to her. Her love for God made her a loving daughter, sister aunt, caring teacher, and devoted servant of Christ.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1:00 pm, at Union Cemetery, Union, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Porter Baptist Church, 12032 Teasdale Lake St. Constantine, MI 49042.