Ruth W. (Wilborn) Maxwell

Born: Tue., Sep. 13, 1921
Died: Mon., Apr. 30, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., May 02, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., May 03, 2018
Location: N. William St. Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., May 03, 2018
Location: N. William St. Location

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Ruth W. Maxwell
September 13, 1921 – April 30, 2018

Ruth W. Maxwell, 96, of South Bend passed away on April 30, 2018. She was preceded I death by her parents, Cora and Ode Wilborn; three sisters; four brothers; former husband Harry Holloway; Leonard (Bill) Maxwell, her husband of forty six years; and her daughter, Judy Holloway Mitchell.
She is survived by two nephews, Cary J. Humphrey of Las Vegas, NV and Gary W. Taylor (Patricia) of Louisville, KY; several great-nieces and nephews by marriage; and step-grandsons, Adam Schnakenberg (Tracie) of Chicago, IL and Allen Mitchell (Mia) of Elkhart, IN.
Ruth came to this area from Summer Shade, KY in 1941. She graduated from Thomas Commercial School in South Bend. She worked in credit stores, insurance companies and First Source Bank and retired after 27 years of service at Bendix (Honeywell).
She had a wide range of interests and hobbies over the years including horseback riding, dancing, traveling to several countries in Europe, to Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Hawaii and most of the contiguous states. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, clowning for the Avalon Grotto Auxiliary and playing cards, especially Euchre. She was also a member of Moose Lodge #57. Ruth was a Christian by faith and became a member of Union Baptist Church in Nobob, KY.
She will be remembered for her sense of humor, compassion, caregiving during her daughter’s long battle with cancer and the standards she expected for herself and others. A grandson affectionately nicknamed her “Mrs. Clean”.
The family would like to thank all of the friends, doctors, nurses and hospitals for being so kind and helpful to her during years of sickness.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3rd in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. Committal services and entombment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2nd and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Family and friends may leave email condolences at  

Charitable donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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The Bergen Family
   Posted Tue May 01, 2018
We will miss you Aunt Ruth. God speed

Neal and Kathy Kujawski
   Posted Wed May 02, 2018
Ruth was always a pleasure to be around and a very kind and caring person. We were glad to be able to be a part of her life. So glad that we stopped and saw her a few weeks ago.

The Carter Family
   Posted Sat May 26, 2018
Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Ruth. We pray that our loving Heavenly Father (Psalm 83:18) grants you peace during this difficult time.