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Maxine R. Huffman, 91, of Dewart, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at the Watsontown Health and Rehab where she had been residing since July.
She was born Sept. 24, 1925, in the Fort Freeland farmhouse, Delaware Township, a daughter of the late J. Donald and Margaret Ann (Ranck) Bryson. She was married to Paul L. Huffman for 47 years until his death Aug. 22, 1996.
Maxine was a 1944 graduate of Watsontown High School and had worked at the former Masonite/Jasper Wood Products, Watsontown.
She served as Judge of Elections for Delaware Township West, enjoyed watching NASCAR races and bull-riding, and was an avid reader.
Maxine was a very active member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Dewart where she had taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of their Sunshine Sunday school class.
She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and cherished times with her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Gary P. and Lucille Huffman, Watsontown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda L. and William West, Watsontown and Lori A. and Brian Klopp, Turbotville; five grandchildren, Michael (Lyn) Huffman, Kris West, Lindsay (Adam) Yoder, Timothy (Kelly) Miller, and Drew (Andrea) Miller; one stepgrandson, Brian (Jessica) Klopp Jr.; nine great-grandchildren, Malia, Grant, and Reid Huffman, Cadence and Vaughn Yoder, Veronica West, and Catharine, Thomas, and Benton Miller; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Leah and Bailey Klopp; and one brother, Joseph N. Bryson, of Manheim.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Jean Young, Doris Donachy, Elsie Fisher and Betty Baker; and four brothers: Donald, J. Robert, William Sr., and Richard Bryson.
Friends and family are invited to call from 11a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Dewart where a celebration of life service will be held at noon, with the Rev. Brian Cieslukouski officiating.
Burial will follow in Delaware Run Cemetery, rural Watsontown.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to St. John's United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 105, Dewart, PA 17730.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC, Turbotville.
Visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 17, 2017
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