R. Maxine Gardner

October 6, 2020

R. Maxine Gardner, 90, of Frankfort, went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2020 in her home. She was born on June 18, 1930 in Darlington, Ind. to Ed and Maude Kendall. She married Donald K. Gardner on June 26, 1946 in Darlington and he preceded her in death on August 18, 1997.

Maxine grew up in Darlington and moved to Frankfort in 1956.  She and Donald spent the winters of 1982 – 1994 in McAllen, Texas.  She worked for Peter Paul Cadbury Company for 21 years, Douglas Law Office for 8 years, and B&B Shipping for 5 years.  Maxine loved her family.  She was a member of the Patriot Motorcycle Club, loved riding her motorcycle, and enjoyed playing shuffleboard.

Memorial donations may be made in Maxine’s honor to Guardian Angel Hospice, 513 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, Indiana  46902.


Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Surviving are her Son: Shorty (Sally) Gardner of Frankfort; Grandchildren: Leslie (Andy) Smith of Frankfort and J.R. Gardner of Galena, IL; and 7 Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 51 years: Donald Gardner.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “R. Maxine Gardner”

  1. Erilda Coleman October 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Dearest family,
    So sorry for your loss. Worked with Maxine at Peter Paul so many years ago. Prayers of peace & comfort for all. God bless – Ron &
    Erilda Coleman – Foley, AL

  2. Barbara Mohan October 10, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Sadly another of our Peter Paul Family has left us but memories are forever. Shorty & Family just know that I am sending my deepest condolences to all of you & am happy I knew & worked with Maxine.

  3. Rebecca October 11, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Shorty, thinking of you and your family during this time. Love & Prayers,

    Ronnie & Rebecca ❤

  4. Pat and Denny Bushman October 12, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Have so many memories of fun times with Don and Maxine…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today as you say “goodbye”…wish I could be there…never forgotten…

  5. Terri dean October 14, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Shorty, I’m so sorry. To hear of your mothers passing, you will be in my prayers

  6. Chris (Danner) Brown October 16, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Shorty: so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I remember her from when my mother (Glendora) lived out by the High School. She was a sweet soul. And from when we were in school. Oh, so long ago… My prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Pam Howe October 24, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Shorty and family, So very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days to come. Love and prayers, Pam Howe and family.

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