Maxine (Handschumacher) Alcock - Morgan County Herald: Obituaries

Maxine (Handschumacher) Alcock

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:43 am

Maxine (Handschumacher) Alcock, 93, of McConnelsville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was born May 28, 1926, in Monroe County, OH, a daughter of the late Everett and Chloris Newhart Handschumaker.

She married Marion Shorty Alcock on June 12, 1951, and they raised their two daughters, Barbara Joellen Gessel and Shauna Ann Ford. She worked for many years at City Loan in McConnelsville, and was a member of Mother's Club and the Eastern Star in McConnelsville.

She is survived by her daughter, Shauna Ann Ford of Stockport; sisters, Virginia Shafer and Sue (Calvin) Wagner, both of Marietta; five grandchildren, Chad (Linda) Ford, Kaci (Jeremy) Drobina, Lori Shuster (Tom), Suellen (Curt) Coleman, and John J.T. Gessel; and eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Rogan, Elliott, Khloe, Emilee, Kody, Caiden, and Anna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shorty, who died in 2002; daughter, Joellen; and brothers, Charles Handschumaker and Robert Handschumaker.

Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Miller-Huck Funeral Home, in McConnelsville, where services will be held at 2 p.m., with Pastor Galen Finley officiating.

She will be laid to rest in McConnelsville cemetery beside her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made to the M-M Fire Dept. EMS, 77 S. 4th Street, McConnelsville, OH 43756.

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