Maxine Pooler Williams, 69, Parkersburg, was born on Aug. 7, 1943, at her home in Chester, Ohio. She left this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, after a battle with cancer.
She was the daughter of Albert Pooler, who died at age 27 when Maxine was 4 years old. She was the granddaughter of John and Lena Pooler of Chester, who raised her. Maxine was a graduate of Eastern High School. She loved being with her children, grandchildren, friends, cooking and going to church. She also loved listening to gospel music and going to hymn sings. It made her smile to hear someone singing bass. She also loved her oysters.
Her children are, Kimberly (Tom) Lund of Dwight, Ill., Jamie (Ana) Wiener of Channahon, Ill. and April (Doug) Terrell of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, Brittany Rager and Christina Nicole Wiener of Cincinnati, Kaileen and Breyden Terrell of Parkersburg, Branden Pettit of Illinois and James Albert and Valerie Wiener of Illinois; a great-grandson, Riley Rager; a sister, Kitty (Jim) Walls; two brothers, Albert (Marilyn) Pooler of Chester and John Bailey of Marietta; a sister whom she just recently met, Ginger; and a brother and sister that she has never met. She also has aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and lots of cousins left.
Maxine wanted all to know that she thanks everyone for all the good things they have done for her, and to thank God for all He has given to her.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery, Chester. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
An online guestbook is at www.white-schwarzelfuneralhome.com