Friday, February 22, 2013

*Updated* Wilbur McMaken (February 21, 2013)

Wilbur McMaken, age 94, of Greenville, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013, 12:15pm, at Alterra Sterling House, Greenville.

Wilbur was born July 29, 1918, in Piqua, Ohio, the son of Fred and Ruth (Denman) McMaken.

Wilbur, a World War II veteran, was retired from Van Leer Container. He was a life-time member of VFW Post 7262.

In addition to his parents, Wilbur was preceeded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty (Byers) McMaken, son Stephen L. McMaken, brothers Forrest McMaken, Richard McMaken, John McMaken, and Walter McMaken, and sister Betty McMaken Frantom.

Wilbur is survived by his daughter, Charlene (Tom) Pickerill-Bowman, of Delaware, OH, and son, Fred (Pat) McMaken of Greenville; grandchildren Blair (Kim) Pickerill, Louisville, KY, Craig (Amanda) Pickerill, Washington Court House, OH, Eric (Julia) Pickerill, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Troy McMaken, Nashville, TN, Tara McMaken, Nashville, TN, and Kari (Noah) Hutson, Columbus, OH; step-grandchildren Jessica Stong-Lee, West Milton, OH, and Jennifer Strong, Cleveland, OH; 9 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Eric Pickerill officiating. Burial will take place a later date in the Miami Memorial Park near Covington.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 p.m. till 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

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