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Maxine Green

Maxine Mae Green, age 95, of Celina, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 6:56 a.m. at Van Crest of Delphos.
She was born Sept. 7, 1923, in Carey, the daughter of the late Selmon D. and Ruth S. (O’Connor) Virden. On May 16, 1942, she married Thomas E. Green, who died Dec. 21, 2006.
Surviving is her son, Thomas E. Green “Skip” Jr., Delphos; her daughter, Melissa B. Green, Lima; daughter-in-law, Janice M. Green, Celina; two grandchildren, Sean J. (Megan) Green, and Shane R. (Kate) Green, both of Columbus; and four great-grandchildren, Addison, Parker, Anderson and Margaret.
Family members preceding Maxine in death include her son, Stephen V. Green, who died on Jan. 21, 2015, and her four siblings, Selma R. Hilliard, Janis M. “Tekey” Kirchner, Janet H. “Mickey” Hufford and Judson W. Virden.
Maxine was a 1941 graduate of Carey High School and attended her class reunions for over 70 years. In her earlier years she worked as an office assistant for the Lake Contracting Company. She then assumed the role as office manager and an agent at Hecht Associates Insurance Agency for 30 years. In addition, for over 24 years Maxine enjoyed serving as clerk for Jefferson Township and working the County Election Board.
Maxine was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church where she served as a member on the WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) board, Grace Circle and weekly Bible study group. She also was a member of the Alturian Club. Her community service included raising funds for the local YMCA and the “Church with the purple doors.”
Visitation hours will be from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Celina, with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Gramza officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mound Cemetery, Ft. Recovery. Visitation hours will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to

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