Maxine Hursey, 89

ELKHART — Maxine (Palmer) Hursey, 89, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Elkhart Rehabilitation Center.Mrs. Hursey was born April 10, 1922, in Whitley County to Jesse and Ethel (Garrison) DePoy.She was married to J. Marion Palmer on Aug. 14, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1985.On Feb. 24, 1990, she married Edgar A. Hursey. He also preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1999.Survivors include three sons, Stephen (Antoinette) Palmer of Milford, N.H., Stanley (Marcia) Palmer of Elkhart and Alton (Patricia) Palmer of Austin, Texas; two stepsons, John Hursey of California and Mark (Laura) Hursey of Ligonier; two stepdaughters, Linda Wolf of Indianapolis and Lue Ann Edwards of Ligonier.Also surviving are five grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a brother.Mrs. Hursey, a 1940 graduate of Columbia City High School was born and raised a farm girl.She worked for the Noble County Co-op grain elevator for 8 and a half years, and retired in 1985 after 23 years of being a bank teller and an assistant cashier for the Cromwell State Bank.She was a member of the Ligonier church of Christ. She moved from Cromwell to Elkhart in 2000 and enjoyed painting, gardening traveling and crocheting. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 to noon Wednesday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the funeral home.Brad Price will preside and a graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at West Etna Community Church Cemetery in Whitley County.Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.