Maxine Kelsey

Maxine Kelsey

Maxine (Martin) Kelsey of Plainwell, Michigan, formerly of Otsego, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 11, 2013. On November 19, 1924, in Otsego, she was born to Nellie (Hutchinson) and Ernest Martin.

She attended Otsego High School and graduated with the Class of 1943. On November 6, 1943 she married Fred Kelsey. She traveled with him before and after his return from serving overseas during WWII. Maxine was a devoted wife and mother and loved her family very much. She loved her home, doing crafts and loved flower arranging.

Preceding her in death were her father and mother; her husband Fred; two brothers, Lee and Robert Martin; and a sister, Thelma Punches.

Surviving are her daughters, Sandy (Dave) Holland of Kalamazoo and Sue (Merl) Lindsey of Otsego; three grandsons, Eric (Brenda) Lindsey, Kyle (Stacey) Lindsey and Cory (Ashley) Lindsey; two granddaughters, Robin (Jeff) Ritz) and Shelley (Chris) Turley; nine great-grandchildren, Zoey, Madison, Emma, Nolan, Alyssa, Owen, Steven, Kendra and Ryan; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with Maxine’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Otsego Methodist Church, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Maxine may be made to the Otsego Methodist Church, Life Care Center of Plainwell or Heartland Hospice.

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  1. Terry & Robin Kelsey says:

    Your family’s are in our prayers for the loss of a great lady!! Aunt Maxine was a wonderful person and well loved by all. She will be greatly missed! Hugs Terry & Robin

  2. Sheri Himes says:

    Aunt Maxine will be greatly missed, I have so many wonderful memories growing up , with Aunt Maxine and Uncle Fred. Aunt Maxie was all ways such a warm loving caring Aunt.She always remembered our Birthdays and special occasions with a card. She loved her family and decorating her home. You would never know , what her and Uncle Fred were up to, when it came to decorating there home. They had wonderful Garage Sales every year everyone would look forward to their sale..Aunt Maxie an Uncle Fred would put so much time and love into there sale..( Now there is much rejoicing going on in Heaven, with the home coming of Aunt Maxie, being reunited with her loving family , waiting for her with open arms. how Beautiful is this!!) My Heart is with Susie and her family. Honey you were and are such a loving caring Daughter. You were there by your Moms side everyday with Love , Smiles and Grace!!! God Bless You!! May God hold you in his loving arms and heal the loss that you and your family feel at this,and God Bless <3

  3. Donna & Brent (Osborn) Ingraham says:

    To Sandy, Sue and families,
    You are in our hearts and prayers. I will miss see your mothers sweet smile on mom and I’s walk around the block, as we call it. Mom is always happy to tell everyone, this is my cousin. My mother always talks of her and your dad. May they now be together forever in our Lords loving arms.
    If mom could see would be there Wed to see you. Know we will be thinking of you.
    Donna, Brent and Lucille

  4. Robin Moran says:

    Susie,I want you to know your mother was a wonderful lady and i’m going to miss her very much. Take care and God Bless .Robin

  5. Rita (Strobel) Weick says:

    I just read about your mom and wanted to tell you I am so sorry about your loss,but she is in such a better place and with her family. Yes she will still be there for you with all your beautiful memories you must have. She was a very kind and loving person.
    Just wanted to let you know I care.

    Much love to you at this time,

  6. Deb S. says:

    I will miss you and God Bless the family.


  7. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I always thought your mom was a very pretty lady! Heaven is now graced with her beauty!

  8. Susan (Jerrett) and Tom Sawasky says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

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