Maxine W. Nafziger

June 22, 2012

Maxine W. Nafziger, 79, of Railroad Street, died Saturday morning, June 23, in Lewis County General Hospital emergency room.

A memorial service  will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen with the Rev. Bruce Chartrand, pastor officiating. Burial will be private in the church cemetery. Calling hours will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday June 27, at Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan.

Born June 21, 1933, in Castorland, a daughter of Leon and Katherine Lehman Widrick, she attended Beaver River Central School. 

She married Vernon Nafziger on June 10, 1954, at the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen. He died Nov. 2, 2009. 

Mrs. Nafziger worked at Climax in Castorland early on, took care of foster children and was a home caregiver.

She enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, attending bluegrass festivals and playing cards.

Surviving are two children, Stephen, Greenville, S.C., and Lori and Scott Snyder, Lowville; two brothers and their wives, Doug and Frances, Mt. Bethel, Pa., and Glenn and Anna Margie, Croghan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Imelda Hills, Lowville, and Betty and Norman Yousey, Castorland; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren;
three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law and his wife, Betty Widrick,  Lowville, Ruth Widrick, Beaver Falls, and Shirley Steria, Lowville, and Warren and Elsie Nafziger, Martinsburg.

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aughter-in-law, Bobbie Jean Nafziger, two brothers, Derwood and Gerald, and a brother-in-law, Ronald Hills, all died before her.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee PO Box 500 Akron, PA 17501 or the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen PO Box 417 Lowville, NY 13367. 

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Information provided by Adirondack Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.