Maxine Francis Winstel, 96, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at Ohio Valley Medical Center.
She was born on October 30, 1921, in Clarington, Ohio, daughter of the late Arthur and Edna (Clegg) Francis.
Maxine was a registered nurse (R.N.) who graduated from Ruth Brant Nursing School at Martins Ferry Hospital in 1942. She worked at Wheeling Hospital, Ohio Valley Hospital, and Private Duty, before retiring as head nurse from West Liberty State College, Department of Student Health Services, in June 1989, after 47 years of nursing.
She was a member of OPALS (Older Peoples with Active Lifestyles), CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish), St. Michaels Catholic Church, and was an avid Bridge player.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Allan Winstel in 1980, her son Richard in 2009, and her brother Stanley Francis and sister-in-law Bernice of Vero Beach, FL.
She is survived by her sons Mark A. (Jo Ann) of Niceville, FL, Thomas C. (Debra) of Beavercreek Twp., Ohio, David L. (Lee Ann) of Wheeling, WV, and Daniel M. (Kali) of Wheeling, WV; and five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, eight step great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Friday, April 27, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Homes, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, WV.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. with Monsignor Joseph Peterson as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, Wheeling. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed to Easter Seals of Wheeling, 1305 National Road, Wheeling, WV., 26003.
Vigil service will be held on Friday at 7:30 pm.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.