Verla "Maxine"Jeffers

Birth Date: 
Monday, March 14, 1927
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

“Together Again”

Verla "Maxine" Jeffers, 91, of Wooster died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Brookdale Senior Living.

She was born March 14, 1927 in Buckhannon, WV to Roy M. and Lona L. Pritt Morrison.  In December 1967, she married William E. Jeffers who preceded her in death in 2004.

Maxine was a homemaker and had worked at the Packaging Corporation in Rittman in her younger years.  She enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, holiday baking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son Mark Jeffers of Bedford Hts., step-sons James (Hongwei) Jeffers of McLean, VA and Mike (Tina) Jeffers of Tampa, FL; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Vera (Larry) Gamertsfelder of Wooster and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, step-son Greg Jeffers and siblings Joel Robert Morrison, Vonda Smith, Violet Boso and Roy M. Morrison.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Kirk Fairhurst officiating.  Inurnment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Contributions may be directed to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Ohio Chapter, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Ste. 265, Columbus, Ohio 43231.

The family would like to give a special Thank You to all of the caregivers who had taken care of Maxine in her final years.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be directed to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Ohio Chapter, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Ste. 265, Columbus, Ohio 43231.


Family will greet friends following the service


Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Aunt Mackie, words can not begin to express how much I miss you. You were always like a second grandmother to me and for that I am so thankful. I wish you could be around to watch me get married, but I know you will be there in spirit. I will never forget all of our memories and I will cherish them forever. You are now with uncle bill and you two can travel in the heavens I love you so much. Until we meet again my angel.

To Maxine's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

Comfort to the family. Maxine always expressed how much she loved her family, and friends. What a beautiful person, I'm glad I was able to meet her and spend time getting to know her.

aunt mackie will always have a special place in my heart.she was like a second mother to me more so than an aunt.i will always cherish the time we had together.mark ,jim and mike ....yoube in my thooughts and prayers

Aunt Maxine was very special to me. She was always there with a loving smile and warm hug. So many of the pictures I have of my grandparents, Russ & Betty, include Aunt Maxine and Uncle Bill. I loved her dearly and will miss her sweet spirit who made everyone feel special and loved. She was an angel on earth. Sorry I wasn’t able to be there to pay my respects in person. My next trip to Washington DC my husband and I will try to find where she and Uncle Bill are laid to rest and pay our respects then. They meant a great deal to me. Peace and comfort to all those who loved her and will miss her. She was a very special lady.

To Mark..Our prayers to you and your families. I’m so sorry to hear of your mom ‘s passing. She was a very special lady and we had several nice visits. Your parents and you were our first neighbors. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to relay my sympathy to you in person...l was out of town and just now found out. I will keep you in prayer

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