Edith Maxine Davis

December 23, 1932April 14, 2019

Maxine Davis, the daughter of Hayden and AnnaBelle Hudson of Calhoun, Kentucky, was born on December 23, 1932, and passed away on April 14, 2019. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Gene (and Dot) Hudson, sister Wilma (and Carson) Hudson, and sister Elizabeth (and Jimmy) Searcy.

Maxine felt most at home with her family, but had an extended family made up of the many friends she made in life as she lived in Louisville and Masonville, Kentucky, followed by Mitchell, Indiana, and her last home of 55 years in Bloomington, Indiana.

Maxine's roots in Calhoun's Southern Baptist Church led her to be a lifetime member of the Bloomington Baptist Church on Kimble Drive in Bloomington. She also was a member of the American Legion, where she served as chaplain for 8 years and was nominated as woman of the year. Maxine worked as a waitress at the Hotel Owensboro in Kentucky and at Ladyman's Café on Kirkwood in Bloomington. Maxine worked for over 30 years in the cafeteria at Cook, Inc., before retiring.

Throughout her life, Maxine enjoyed volunteer work and shared her time at the Opportunity House, American Legion, Bloomington Hospital, Girl Scouts, and Fairview Elementary School. An outstanding cook, Maxine was known for her persimmon pudding and Sunday fried chicken. She enjoyed watching IU basketball, collecting antiques and anything Betty Boop, and recycling aluminum cans for charity. Maxine’s love of music included hymns, country and western, and particularly big band—to which she danced beautifully.

Maxine's greatest joy in life was her children. She inspired in them an early love for libraries and reading, writing, scouts, swimming, band, and camping. And she bravely let them go out into the world on their own to follow their individual paths. She is survived by son Tim Davis of Bloomington, and daughters Bonita Davis (Portland, OR), Kim Davis (Bellingham, WA), and Christy Davis (Silverton, OR). Her living siblings include brothers Billy (and Betty) Hudson and Larry (and Jane) Hudson, and sister Carolyn (and Larry) Eaton.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Thursday, April 18, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene and Harrell Chapel, 700 W. Gourley Pike. Funeral services will be Friday, April 19, at 11:00 a.m. also in the funeral home. Private family burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 19, 2019

Edith Maxine Davis

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Chuck & Cindy Smith

April 18, 2019

Our sincere condolences go out to Maxine's family in the loss of this special lady. Oh what wonderful memories we have of Maxine. She became an honorary member of the Smith family.....loved by every member of the family. Maxine was always so full of life and loved to have fun....never a dull moment when she attended a Smith family gathering. She truly cared about others, which was evident by the kindness she always shared with everyone lucky enough to meet this lovely lady. Thank you, Maxine, for being a part of our lives. You will be missed very much, but know that your light will shine in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace, Maxine....we love you.
Chuck & Cindy and the entire Smith Family

Tammi Souders

April 17, 2019

Maxine, had a heart of gold when my daughter Kristina Souders had a liver transplant Maxine always asked me about her she gave me a check for 20 dollars for my daughter she said she was collecting cans and she decided to do that donation to us it melted my heart she is a true gem

Susan Williams Horn

April 17, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to Tim, Bonita and Kim. I always remember spending a lot of time at their house on Kimble growing up. Kim and I were in Girl Scouts together and they rode my dad's bus. She was an amazing cook not only at home but Cook Inc.
I had the privilege of reconnecting with her when I started at Cook. After over 40 years she always remembered who I was. She always told me she remembers when I decided not to ride my dad's bus home one day from Fairview. She never let me forget it.
Her snacks at Girl Scouts were always the best. She will definitely be missed.

Much love ,
Susan Williams Horn

Mary Koontz

April 17, 2019

Worked at Cook Incorporated for 18 years, while she was working there. She was always smiling everyday and was so kind. I am sure she touched a lot of people with that smile and generous personality. She will be missed. God Bless your family.

Gretchen Knapp

April 15, 2019

Maxine was always gracious to me over the decades, even when she wasn’t quite certain who I was. She had a mischievous sense of humor, a sweet tooth, and well-deserved pride in her stylish person. I admired her independence and her commitment to her community. Rest In Peace, Maxine.