Maxine M. Bruss age 88, of Wayne Lakes passed away peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, September 21, 2012. Maxine was born June 30, 1924 in Allen Township, Ohio to the late LeRoy A. & Marie T. (Brooks) Sharp.
Maxine is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Terry & Jill Overbay of Wayne Lakes; daughter, Linda Bruss of Wayne Lakes; grandchildren, Kelly Williamson & fiancé, Dean Lepka, Troy & Hiwot Overbay and Todd Schricker; great grandchildren, Brittany “Jewel”, Tia “Angel” & Mariah “Precious” Williamson, Hunter, Abbie & Ashley Overbay, Justice, Jayden, Jordy, Maddie, McKenna, Joah, Liberty & Chealie Schricker; brothers & sister-in-law, Robert Sharp of Greenville and Verle & Harriett Sharp of Greenville; sister-in-law, Dorothy Sharp of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Maxine is also preceded in death by her 1st husband, Charles Overbay; 2nd husband, Warren Richard Bruss; and brothers, A.D., Verne and Victor Sharp.
Maxine retired from Kmart and was well known as the Kmart lady. Maxine was a life member of the Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She had over 10,000 volunteer hours at the Dayton Veteran’s Administration.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. John E. McRoberts officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Lodge of Sorrow at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 5:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com