CORTLAND, Ohio – Maxine H. Franks, age 93, passed away Friday evening, August 11, 2017, at Ohio Living Lake Vista surrounded by her family.
Maxine was born June 14, 1924 in Goodrich, Michigan to the late William and Bessie (Heath) McKay.
She was a graduate of Flint Central High School in Michigan.
Maxine was a loving homemaker and worked for the Howland School System for over 20 years as a secretary at the Howland Junior High School.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Warren.
Maxine loved life, she enjoyed entertaining and was a gracious hostess. Her fourth of July picnics and Christmas Eve parties were anticipated annually by family and friends.
She enjoyed golfing and was a 50-year member of Chip and Putt. Maxine, along with her husband Bob, were former members of the Drum and Fiddle Dance Club. Maxine had a zest for life that was infectious, she was always fun and a joy to be around.
Besides her parents, Maxine is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Robert Eugene Franks, who passed away November 6, 2011; her son, Robert “Bobby”; brothers, Don, Bill and sister, Gerry.
She is survived by her two sons, William (Jeanette) Franks and James (Lisa) Franks; three grandchildren, Gibbons Franks, Robert and Natalie Franks and her sister, Betty Lee McGregor.
Friends may call Monday, August 14, 2017, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive NE, Warren where Pastor Dan Barker will celebrate Maxine’s life at 7:00 p.m.
The family invites friends to join them for a celebration of Maxine’s life immediately following the service at her son’s residence in Cortland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ohio Living Lake Vista, 303 N Mecca Street, Cortland, Ohio 44410.