Maxine J. Hamlin

August 13, 1932 - February 07, 2017

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Friday, February 10, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Friday, February 10, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, February 11, 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Maxine J. Hamlin, 84, of Avilla and formerly of Kendallville died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

She was born August 13, 1932, in Kendallville to Carrol and Grace (Truelove) Friskney.

On February 6, 1953, she married Atlee Eugene Hamlin. He survives in Avilla. They were honored to celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on Monday.

Mrs. Hamlin was a lifetime area resident and a 1951 graduate of Kendallville High School.

She retired in 1993 from the Noble County License Branch in Kendallville.

Maxine enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, and cross stitch. She also enjoyed doing puzzles, shopping, and traveling. And, she dearly loved spending time with her family.

Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah (George) Hall of Auburn; four sons, Michael (Mary) Hamlin of Plainfield, Craig (Cheryl) Hamlin of Kendallville, Roger (Julie) Hamlin of Fort Wayne, and Ritchie (Dawn) Hamlin of Corunna; 12 grandchildren, Scott (Meghan) Hamlin, Julie (Mike) Hamlin Lee, Jenny (Dan) Hall Hartman, Christina Hall, Marcus Hamlin, Ben Hamlin, Matthew Hamlin, Katie Hamlin, Laura Hall, Chris Hamlin, Jesse Hamlin, and Erin Hamlin; five great-grandchildren, Mya Bontrager, Ava Kinnaley, Beckett Hamlin, Henry Kinnaley, and Kendall Lee; two sisters, Lois Jean Young of Avilla and Pat Newman of Rome City; and a brother, Lee (Bonnie) Friskney of Seffner, Florida.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Luke and a brother, Merlin Friskney.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Michael Hamlin and Vance Hamlin officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery in DeKalb County.

Calling is Friday, February 10, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Calling will also be one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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David & Ginny Liles
February 11th, 2017 7:24am
Beamsville, Ontario Canada

Mike, Craig, Deb, Roger and Rich - our thoughts and prayers are with you today, as you say your earthly good byes to Mom. I always felt a part of your family, was always welcomed into your home on my many many visits over the years. Your Mom and Dad, made me feel so welcome. Eugene and Maxine had so many fabulous years together, I pray for peace and comfort for you, your life partner has gone on ahead of you. We wish we could be there today, to celebrate her life today with you all, but the miles are great between us and a lack of passport prevent us from crossing the border. Please know we are with you. Love to all of you - Dave and Ginny

Janet Townes
February 10th, 2017 4:43pm
Nashville, TN

Uncle Eugene, Mike, Craig, Deb, Roger & Richie, I cherish the memories of Aunt Maxine of her love & hospitality, remembering one time when she on her own fixed a breakfast fit for a king when the Helms family came to northern Indiana to attend Hamlin Reunion. How did she do that with 5 young children along with our family. Just one example of the amazing woman, wife, mother & aunt she always was.

Merl and Karen Melton
February 9th, 2017 9:19pm
Alpena, MI

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you all.

Phil and Nancy Kirk
February 9th, 2017 4:09pm
Kendallville, IN

Our sincere sympathies to the family. You are in our thoughts. Good bye my friend. Nancy

Bonita and Tom Betthauser
February 9th, 2017 12:47am
Castle Pines, Colorado

My prayers of comfort and peace to Uncle Gene and family. I know we have another beautiful angel in heaven. Tom and I enjoyed visiting with your parents and they were a wonderful example of a long and happy marriage. Love, Bonita and Tom

Mike and Wendy Biddle
February 8th, 2017 11:17pm
Rome City

So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. We are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers.

Gary and Roxann Newman
February 8th, 2017 9:12pm
Fort Wayne

We would like to express our condolences. I am sad for the family because you have lost a great lady but I am happy for Aunt Maxine as she has shed her broken body and is now with her Savior and family members who have gone before her. Thankfully if we have hope in Christ very shortly we too will be reunited.

Tom and Carol Stoneburner
February 8th, 2017 4:03pm

So very sorry for the loss of your mother. Thinking about you and your extended family. Peace and understanding.