Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Maxine V. Wilhoit

Maxine V. Wilhoit, age 90, of 2130 Harrison, Quincy, died on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 10:45 am in Good Samaritan Home.

Maxine Wilhoit | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisShe was born on July 5, 1926 in Fishhook, Illinois, the daughter of Gareld and Emma Williams Burke. On December 31, 1946 she married Grover C. Wilhoit in Quincy. He preceded her in death on February 11, 1999.

Maxine graduated from Blessing Nursing School as an RN. She enlisted as a cadet nurse during World War II, and later returned to Blessing Hospital. She also served as a private duty nurse for Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Williams for 15 years.

Maxine was a member of Union United Methodist Church. She had served as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. Maxine and Grover loved to travel.

Survivors include six children, Linda (David) Gibbs of Boise, ID, Vicki (Dean) Hartsock of Quincy, Shelley Mosley of Crestview, FL, Greg Wilhoit of Columbia, MO, Mark (Kay) Wilhoit of Quincy, and Roger (Kathy) Wilhoit of Harvard, IL; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, two grandsons, Timothy and Matthew Hartsock, twin grandchildren, Willis and Chelsey Mosley, and three sisters, Carolyn, Mary and Phyllis.
Services: 10:00 am on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carol Stufflebeam officiating.

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: The Woodland Church Cemetery of Fishhook, Illinois


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

  1. I am so sad that Aunt Maxine has passed. She was a big part of our growing up years and I will miss her. Sending love to the family. I so wish I could be there with you all. Love and hugs, Janet

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