Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Maxine J Bennett

February 29, 1932June 29, 2020
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Maxine Joan (Welsh) Bennett, 88, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Yorktown Manor. She was a leap year baby, born in Matthews, Indiana, on Monday, February 29, 1932. Maxine was the daughter of Curtis Welsh and Lillie Mae (Justice) Welsh.

Maxine was married to the love of her life, Jack L. Bennett, for sixty-two years. They dated for several years while he was in the Navy and served in the Korean War. Writing letters back and forth became their way of “courting”, and in fact, that is how he proposed to her….through a letter. Maxine was an avid reader, loved to watch her soap operas on television, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Delynn) Bell of Yorktown, Indiana, and Brenda (Bob) Greenwalt of Muncie, Indiana; granddaughters, Deborah (Stephen) Couch of Muncie, Indiana, and Pamela Patterson of Yorktown, Indiana; great-grandsons, Logan (Raquel) Patterson, Mason Patterson, and Hayden Couch, all of Muncie, Indiana; brothers, Rex (Patty) Welsh of Anderson, Indiana, and Phillip (Jayne) Welsh of Muncie, Indiana; sister, Sandy Bell of Muncie, Indiana; and close friend and sister-in-law, Joyce Greene of Tucson, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; her parents; her beloved great-granddaughter, Elisabeth Kathleen Couch; and a brother, Donald Welsh.

Private services will be held in the Community Room at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Reverend Larry Thomas will officiate.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic a mask is required at the graveside service, and please remember to be safe and adhere to the six foot social distancing.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at: www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


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Annette Miller

July 15, 2020

My sister Nadine and Me got to see our Cousins -- Maxine and her daughter Kathy at Bob Evans Restaurant in Muncie a while back and Maxine left us with a very Special Memory. She told us that when she was younger that she came to our Grandma's House and had lots of Fun!! My Sister and Me were too young to remember about how much Fun our Grandma was, so I am glad Maxine told us that. Our Grandma was Maxine’s Great Aunt Nettie. Love and Sympathy, Annette and Nadine

Kimberly mccracken

July 12, 2020

i remember aunt maxine being kind,loving always having a hug for u when she seen u always calling me kimmy and loved life always a smile on her face may she rest in peace and fly high with the angels she will be missed and was loved by so many ..till we meet again aunt maxine love u

Debbie Couch

July 9, 2020

I was blessed to have her as my granny. She was so loving and fun. When I had my own children they got to have her too. She was special. She loved to have fun and cheat at cards. She loved to read books. She was a true blessing to me and my family. When they made her they broke the mold. I am sad to lose her. But she is now up in heaven with her husband and my daughter Liz. I love you Granny!!