Maxine E. Bish

1512980_profile_picMaxine E. Bish, 80, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the home of her daughter, Laurie Young, in DuBois, surrounded by family, after a year-long courageous battle with cancer.

Born on September 20, 1934, in Corbettown, the daughter of Kenneth and Twila (Smith) Hinderliter.

She married Blaine D. Bish on September 27, 1952, who preceded her in death on July 27, 2006.

She was a loving, caring, and generous Christian lady whose greatest pleasure was spending time with her family. Her independent spirit and strong will served her well as her health declined.

She enjoyed reading her bible, crocheting, gardening, traveling, reading Christian novels, and family time. Spending time with Church and Grace Place friends was very special.

A loving mother who will be sadly missed by her children, Kathy Himes and husband Tom of Home, PA, Laurie Young and husband Dan of DuBois, PA, Vicky Young and husband Paul of Costa Rica, Blaine Bish and wife Marcey of Alaska, and Bryon Bish of Worthville; her grandchildren, Jaime, Adam, David, Ashlee, Michele, Eric, Marissa, Alyssa, Ryan, and Brandon; her six great-grandchildren, Matthew, Joelle, Isaac, Joshua, Halle, and Natalie; a brother Jim Hinderliter and wife Pat; her husbands’ brother and sisters, Marge Brininger and husband Dick, Bonnie Yarger, Sheryl Yarger, Bob Bish and wife Betty, and Carol Ent and husband Steve; many nieces and nephews; and a very special best friend Leona Hayden; and a special cat Oscar.

Waiting to celebrate eternal life in heaven with her husband, parents, step-father Samuel Enterline, mother and father-in-law Jeff and Pearl Bish, and a brother Dick Hinderliter.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at the First Church of God of Punxsutawney with Reverend Paul Young and Pastor Tim Connor officiating.

Interment will be in Worthville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Penn Highlands Hospice or to the Lymphoma Society.

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