Maxine M. Martin

December 14, 1918July 7, 2019

Martin, Maxine Mae, 100, of Safety Harbor and New Port Richey, Florida passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. She was born December 14, 1918 in Canton, Ohio to JR and Ethel Showalter. She worked for 33 years at Lieb-Jackson, Inc. Columbus, Ohio before retiring to Florida where she loved the sunshine, beaches, golfing, and crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Christian Church of Holiday.

She was preceded in death by her parents, JR and Ethel Showalter, brothers, Roland and Kenneth, sons Larry and Carl, and husband, Joseph Martin.

Maxine is survived by her daughters, Joanna Peterson (David) of Waller, Texas, and Carole Landes, Safety Harbor, Florida . Daughter-in-law, Lillian Messenheimer, Westerville, Ohio, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and one Great-Great granddaughter.


  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 15, 2019


Maxine M. Martin

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Art Showalter

July 15, 2019

I remember visiting Aunt Maxine from an early age in Columbus. Later, our families both lived in the town of Westerville, Ohio. Then she was off to New Port Richey where she persuaded us to buy a mobile home in her village.
We always enjoyed visiting her in Florida. Her mind was very sharp and she was always sharply dressed (I think she even had her hair dresser come to the hospital when she was there! ) The 100th birthday party was so special and well planned.
She will be greatly missed.

Carole Landes

July 14, 2019

So blessed to have had this angel mother. I love you Mom.

John Showalter

July 14, 2019

Aunt Maxine was also predeceased by another brother, infant Gerald, born and died in Dec., 1920.
She was an amazingly active lady, with an interesting wife. My father, her brother Roland, described her career as a "very capable" executive secretary.