MASURY Mrs. Maxine Marion Donald, 93, formerly of Juniper Court, Hermitage, Pa. and Boardman, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 8:20 a.m. at OBrien Memorial Health Care Center in Masury after an extended illness.
Mrs. Donald was born in Topeka, Kan., on March 5, 1920, the daughter of the late Virgil and Ardice M. (Elder) (Hoagland) Ferguson.
She had worked as a nurse at Kansas City Research Clinic for many years. She had previously worked running a doctors office, also in Kansas City, Kan., before moving to Boardman.
She loved writing in her journal and was artistic and enjoyed doing sketches. Maxine was a happy, vivacious person who had a delightful sense of humor. While living in Boardman, she was active in the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She was the widow of Galen Skilling Donald, who died on Feb. 23, 1945, in Iwo Jima, Japan, while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
She is survived by her son, Galen J. Donald and his wife, Mary Dee (Wellman) Donald of Hermitage, Pa. Also surviving is her nephew, Glenn Joe Yotti and his wife, Maria, of Staunton, Va.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Yotti; and her stepfather, George Hoagland.
Friends are invited to call Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 East State St., Sharon, PA 16146.
There will be a funeral service at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, Sharon, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, with the Rev. Larry Haynes of Grace Chapel officiating.
Burial will take place on Monday beside her husband at Baltimore National Cemetery Baltimore.
Please visit stevensonfuneralhome.net to express condolences to the family.