Vera “Maxine” Forehand, 85, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 8:20 PM on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Willow Care Nursing Home in Hannibal, MO.

Vera “Maxine” Forehand
85, of Hannibal, MO

Vera “Maxine” Forehand, 85, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 8:20 PM on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Willow Care Nursing Home in Hannibal, MO.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO with Reverend Tim Goodman officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset National Cemetery in Quincy, IL.
Maxine was born November 9, 1926 in Hannibal, MO the daughter of Park George “P.G.” and Naomi Yount Paulus.
She married Rannie Forehand and he preceded her in death in June 2006.
Survivors include Maxine’s son: Larry W. Forehand and his wife Cathy of Aurora, MO, one grandson: Tyler Park Forehand of Nixa, MO.
Words cannot express the gratitude and affection Maxine’s family has for Christy Brooks. She has been Maxine’s constant care giver and companion for the past several years. Our family also wants to express our appreciation for the fine care given by the staff at Willow Care in Hannibal. Maxine’s final few weeks were made much more bearable for all due to the efforts of the fine professionals of Community Loving Care Hospice, and especially the care and assistance given by Marsha Riney.
Throughout her life there were many individuals that were always in Maxine’s thoughts. Many of these people, as did Maxine, grew up on the south side of Hannibal. Edith Grubb was one such person that was always there for Maxine, to talk, listen, run an errand or anything Maxine should need: a truly great friend. Likewise, the “girls” who began their schooling at Stowell School, continued through High School together, endured the war, experienced marriage, families and eventually all of life’s challenges but never lost track of one another: Mary K. (Hancock) Thomas, deceased, Kay (Cramer) Chandler,Louise (Hagan) Reinhardt, and Dorothy (Talaiferro) Webb. Among this group, Dorothy Webb, “Tally”, has been a constant visitor and companion. Her conversation, wit and beautiful fresh flowers brightened many of Maxine’s days. She is a truly wonderful, life-long friend that few of us have the opportunity to experience.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers: William Ray Paulus and Robert Leonard Pualus.
She worked for the Motorola Corporation in Quincy for over 25 years and also worked for Watlow for 10 years. She loved tending to her flowers and cooking. Maxine was a member of the Southside Christian Church of Hannibal.  
Memorials may be made to the Clover Road Christian Church in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.