Maxine Hensley Shreckhise

April 9, 1930June 9, 2018

Lora Maxine Hensley Shreckhise, 88, a resident of Weyers Cave, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Bridgewater Retirement Village where she lived the past year. A daughter of the late Emmett and Florence Watson Hensley, she was born on March 9, 1930 in Elkton, VA. She graduated from Keezletown High School.

Maxine held various jobs during her lifetime and her favorite was working at Houff Transfer. She was a devoted member of Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren and Weyers Cave Ruritan Club, enjoying many of the activities at both. She was an avid gardener and loved floral arranging and working in her flower beds.

In March 1948, she married W. Fredrick Shreckhise who preceded her in death on May 24, 2002. Surviving are her daughter, Susan Slater and husband Rick, of Harrisonburg; two sons, Steve Shreckhise and wife Janet Muller Shreckhise of Weyers Cave, and Mike Shreckhise and his wife Susie Borden Shreckhise of New Hope; grandchildren, Robert, Michael, Joseph, Jacob, Julie, and Annie Shreckhise, Ryan Cave, Karla Rutten, Zachary, and Matthew Slater; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Mensel Hensley and sister-in-law Sandy Hensley.

Maxine was preceded in death by brothers, Lonnie, Otis, Sherley, Norman, Kenneth, Larry and Everett; and sisters, Myrtle, Mildred, Roslin, Zelda and Jeroline.

A memorial service will be held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren with Pastor Daniel House officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the church social hall.

There will be no public viewing and a private burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, 91 Valley Church Road, Weyers Cave, VA 24486.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Susan Slater, Daughter
  • Rick Slater, Son-in-law
  • Steve Shreckhise, Son
  • Janet Muller Shreckhise, Daughter-in-law
  • Mike Shreckhise, Son
  • Susie Borden Shreckhise, Daughter-in-law
  • Robert Shreckhise, Grandchild
  • Michael Shreckhise, Grandchild
  • Joseph Shreckhise, Grandchild
  • Jacob Shreckhise, Grandchild
  • Julie Shreckhise, Grandchild
  • Annie Shreckhise, Grandchild
  • Ryan Cave, Grandchild
  • Karla Rutten, Grandchild
  • Zachary Slater, Grandchild
  • Matthew Slater, Grandchild
  • Five Great-Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren
  • Mensel Hensley, Brother
  • Sandy Hensley, Sister-in-law
  • W. Fredrick Shreckhise, Husband
  • Florence Watson Hensley, Mother
  • Emmett Hensley, Father
  • Lonnie, Otis, Sherley, Norman, Kenneth, Larry & Everett Hensley, Brothers
  • Myrtle, Mildred, Roslin, Zelda & Jeroline, Sisters

  • Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Maxine Hensley Shreckhise

have a memory or condolence to add?

Wayne and LaVina Weaver

June 18, 2018

We are sorry to hear about Maxine's passing and have fond memories of her. She was such a faithful support of the medical practice in Weyers Cave and we were grateful for that. To all of the family, we wish you comfort, the peace of God, and good memories to sustain you during this time of loss.

The last time we were with Maxine she fed us royally in her own kitchen, with her own homemade food, and toured us through her beautiful gardens. It is a special memory we will keep with us.


June 16, 2018

Im so very sorry to hear about your loss ,im sending my love to everyone if there is anything that i can do please let me know

All my love
Martha scott

Clare Wiggins

June 13, 2018

I was so sad to hear of the passing of Mrs. Shreckhise, and I want to express my deepest sympathy to Steve and all the family. She was a lovely lady, and I always enjoyed seeing her at the store. I will definitely miss her! God Bless!

Kathy Andes

June 12, 2018

Mrs. Shreckhise was always such a sweet and friendly lady, who always remembered the Frank Beck extended family. Some years back, I was highly complimented when she asked me to share a recipe, which I was happy to mail to her...especially since she insisted on giving me a postage stamp to do so! My sympathies to all of the family.

Sheila Hensley

June 10, 2018

Aunt Maxine, you will be missed. You were always so sweet and such a happy spirit. Fly with the angels. Thoughts are with your family and friends.
Sheila ❤️

Leyla Sumner

June 10, 2018

We will miss Maxine greatly. Her wonderful stories, her knowledge and joy of flowers, and her beautiful gardens. Hugs and prayers to all of you.
The Sumners
Leyla, Harold, Karaline, and Joseph