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Maxine J. Dodds

Maxine J. Dodds, 92, of Bellefontaine, was called to the Lord to be with her beloved husband on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Green Hills Care Center, West Liberty.

She was born on May 12, 1925 in a farmhouse on County Road 65 in Hardin County, Ohio, the second oldest child to the late Ira Trimble and Claribel Alverna (McMillen) Fleece.

On August 5, 1943 she married Wilmer “Bill” Burton Dodds and Wilmer went off to the war; they had 53 years of marriage. She dedicated her life to raising her six children and all their offspring.

Maxine was very active in the rural community of Rushsylvania. She was a member of Harper Community Church and Hopewell United Methodist Church. She graduated from Roundhead High School and worked at several local factories and volunteered at Mary Rutan Hospital and Hardin Memorial Hospital for over 25 years. It was her nature to take care of others. Maxine was a member of the Friendly Garden Club, United Methodist Women, Hospital Guild at Bellefontaine and Kenton, and the Friendly Senior Center. She also taught Sunday school at the church for many years. All who loved her will miss her.

Maxine is survived by her three sons and three daughters, Larry W. (Sue) Dodds, Victor E. (Grace) Dodds, Nancy V. (Robert) Singer, Susan L. Dodds, Christina K. McGinnis, and James I. (Gina) Dodds; 14 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Anna Marie Coulter, and Shirley M. Moore; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Charles W. Fleece, and a grandson, Jason McGinnis, preceded Maxine in death.

Pastor Ed Spragen will officiate a funeral service at 1 pm on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Harper Community Church, 3679 County Rd 25 N, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be Thursday, October 12th from 4 to 7 pm at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine and one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. Burial will be in Harper Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Logan County Weekday Religious Education, PO Box 245, Bellefontaine, Ohio 4331 or Harper Community Church, 3679 County Rd 25 N, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.

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