Vivian (Maxine) Nelson

  • Died: June 12, 2019
  • Location: Gas City, Indiana

Mungovan & Sons

2114 S. Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Vivian "Maxine" Nelson, 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Colonial Oaks Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion, IN. Maxine was born in Portland, Indiana to the late Holmes and Veda (Ickes) Warnock. She married Paul Nelson in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1984. She was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a woman strong in her faith. Maxine enjoyed knitting and was a talented quilter, having made numerous quilts for friends and family. She liked playing games and had a fun competitive spirit. Above all, Maxine was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved having her family together and would not miss a grandchild's sporting event. She was a true matriarch and will be missed greatly. Maxine is survived by her children, Paulette (Bert) Battishill, Beth (Noel) Schroeder, Mark (Vickie) Nelson, and Michele (Troy) Stanley; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Gertie Metz and Bettie Jones; brother-in-law, Ralph (Barbara) Liggett; and several nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Max Warnock and her sister, Ruby Liggett. Funeral service 1:00 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church 800 E. S. "C" Street Gas City, IN with visitation one hour prior to the service. Visitation Monday, June 17, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at New Hope Baptist. Burial in Green Park Cemetery in Portland, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Baptist Church or Heart to Heart Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guestbook please visit,