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Maxine Mae Beery, 90, of Decatur, died at 9:55 p.m. Sunday at her residence.
She was born on February 12, 1921, in Fort Wayne to Earl and Inez Summers Smitley.
She married Lewis E. Beery, who preceded her on death on March 8, 1998.
She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sidney) Moses of Fort Wayne; one daughter-in-law, Kathryn Beery of Decatur; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Beery, on July 5, 2007; by two sisters, Margaret Byers and Helen Snyder; and by one brother, David Smitley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with Rev. Martha Lyon officiating.
Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Thursday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Preferred memorials are to First United Methodist Church in Decatur.