Wadsworth, OH

Maxine (nee Parsons) Cowfer, 96, of Wadsworth, Ohio died December 8, 2020. She was born on July 2, 1924 in Akron, Ohio to the late Asa and Myrtis (nee Welsh) Parsons.

Maxine graduated from Springfield High School, class of ’43. She was married to Clyde R. Cowfer, Jr. for 75 years.

Maxine was an avid reader and loved doing Jumbles. She taught God’s word in Sunday School for over 40 years. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren deeply.

Every Christmas Eve was a true celebration with family and friends as she and Clyde celebrated their anniversary. They married in the midst of WWII at the Akron Baptist Temple December 24, 1943. Three days later Clyde left for two years in the European Theater with the US Army.

Maxine is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Clyde, who passed away in 2018. She is also preceded in death by two infant sons, son David Cowfer, sister Dona, brother Eugene, and step-mother Virgie Lenior.

Left to cherish her memory are brother Robert (Maidee) Parsons of Florida, daughter Lynda (Gary) Hockensmith of Wadsworth, son Daniel (Mary) Cowfer of Wisconsin. Daughter-in-law Claire Cowfer of Wadsworth, sister-in-law Beverly (Brian) Ball of Barberton. Grandchildren Bryan (Laura) Hockensmith of Virginia, Karie (Andrew) Hershberger of Rittman, Shannon (Alex Miller) Hockensmith of Akron, Tracy and Tom Cowfer of Wisconsin, Sarah (Henry) Schoolcraft of Rittman, Cathy Kruger of Wadsworth, Wendi (Aaron) Quidort and Craig Smith of New York. Great-Grandchildren Alexandria, Hudson, Kallie, Kyle, Hayley, Molly and Samuel.

A Memorial Service will be held in the spring when family and friends can travel. Maxine will be interred with Clyde at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to Summit Missions International, 3700 Boettler Oaks Dr, Uniontown, Ohio 44685.