Maxine Eastman

Maxine A. Eastman, age 85 of Blissfield, formerly of Westland, Michigan, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Blissfield Place where she happily lived the past six years surrounded by wonderful care givers and residents she considered dear friends. She was born at home in Palmyra, Michigan on May 17, 1928, to Charles and Mary (Humphrey) Bartholomew, and graduated from Adrian High School. Maxine worked as a dental assistant for several dentists and was also an assistant professor at Ferris State University. While teaching at Ferris State she met her husband, Donald Eastman whom she married August 30, 1969. They celebrated 39 years together prior to his death in 2008. Maxine attended Blissfield Baptist Church. In her younger years she played the musical saw with her sister traveling to play for veteran’s groups during the war. She was a fabulous cook and a fan of the Detroit Tigers. Most of all she enjoyed spoiling her family. Maxine is survived by her treasured nieces, Mary Ann (John) Polhemus of Houston, Texas; Dee Crane and Darlene (Lynn) Southward, both of Blissfield; and her great nieces and nephew who were more like grandchildren, Maria Crane of Blissfield; Benjamin Crane of Palmyra; and Sarah Jane Holmes of Pearland, Texas. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Lawrence Bartholomew and a sister, Jean Isley. A Time of Remembrance for Maxine’s family and close friends took place at the Blissfield Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013, with Pastor Thomas Frantz presiding. In lieu of flowers, her family has suggested making a donation to your favorite charity in Max’s memory. Arrangements were entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel.