COLUMBUS - Maxine M. Christian, 85, formerly of Warren, departed this life Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, after a long illness at Mount Carmel East Hospital.
She was born May 21, 1928, in East Liverpool, the daughter of the late George and Joanna Nanny Vail.
She leaves to cherish her memory a beloved husband of 60 years, Charles O. Christian; one daughter, Leilar (Judy) M. Barnes; dearest granddaughter and grandson, Tia and Alex Engram, who provided her care during the last three months; two devoted grandsons, Juamone O. Perry Sr. and Anton L. Perry Sr.; a niece, Madeline (Mickie) Searcy; a great-grandson, Anton Perry Jr., whom she raised as her own; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Five sisters, Daisy Manson, Elsie Miller, Mable Nash, Florence Ogletree and Madeline Vail, preceded her in death.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to service from 10 to 11 a.m. Family also will receive friends at 1049 East Ave., Warren, OH 44484.
Arrangements of comfort were entrusted to the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.