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,


Condolence & Memory Journal

May God provide your hearts with peace and strength during this difficult time and may you find comfort in your treasured memories. (Jeremiah 29:11-12). My deepest condolences to the family.

Posted by Christy - IN   June 15, 2019

I worked with Maxine at Mercker's Drug land for 8 years. She was a joy to work with and I was happy to call her a friend. My Prayers for all her loved ones, she will be missed. God Bless

Posted by Leslie Young - Gas City, IN - Friend   June 14, 2019

A great lady who will be truly missed.

Posted by Ralph Liggett - Bradenton, FL - Family   June 14, 2019

I fondly remember your mother and dad enjoying time with my mom and dad. Many years ago our dads would go fishing together, our moms would sew together, and of course all four of them playing euchre! That's when we kids got to enjoy time together and just play our fun children's games!

Posted by Paulette Hoover - Tipton, IN - Friend   June 14, 2019


Mom and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers, we are so sorry for your loss. Mom grew to care very much for Maxine during the time she was a resident at York Place. She looked forward to her stories and we loved her wit and her spunk! She would tell it like it is ~ didn't beat around the bush and that is what Mom just loved about her! We pray you find comfort in your memories and please know that you all will be in our thoughts in the days to come.

Wilma Moriarity & Brenda Hensley

Posted by Brenda Hensley - Gas City, IN - Friend   June 14, 2019

So sorry to hear about your loss of Maxine. Linda had great memories of working with her at Mercker's. Such a nice lady.

Posted by Linda & Andy Whirl - Estero, FL - Family Friend   June 14, 2019

My Mom and Dad were so friendly with Paul and Maxine that I got to babysit occationally with the children. Such a wonderful family! I loved Maxine and all her grace. I loved this whole family as they were so much fun to be around. Good feelings but so sad to hear you have loss your Mom. Thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends of this great lady. HUGS to all the children.

Posted by Jean (Obermeyer) Cowan - North Webster, IN - Family Friend   June 14, 2019

Our sincere condolences. So so sorry to hear she has passed.

Posted by Denise Murphy - Gas City, IN - Acquaintance   June 13, 2019

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