Maxine M. 'Mickey' Avila

Maxine M. “Mickey” Avila, 87, of Leo, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:50 p.m. at The Cedars, in Leo.

Mrs. Avila graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She worked at St. Joseph Hospital from 1950 to 1993. She also worked at Turtle Creek Nursing Home from 1977 to 1980 and at Covington Manor from 1980 to 1981. She belonged to St. Joseph Catholic Church, a bridge club and a euchre club.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1929, in Elkhart to Charles C. and Helen M. Weirich Janiak. She married Carlos Avila on Nov. 11, 1950, in Roanoke. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2010.

Survivors include six daughters, Victoria (Mark) Linker, of Huntington; Helena (Dan) Robbins, of Roanoke; Anita (Mike) Bultemeier, of Leo; Marita (Jobie) Johnson, of Lutz, FL; Alicia (Scott) Raber, of Churubusco; and Paula Avila, of Fort Wayne; two sons, Joe (Connie) Avila and Mike (Kim) Avila, both of Fort Wayne; 27 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roanoke Memorial Chapel of Deal-Rice Funeral Homes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at 10 a.m., with calling for an hour before the service, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev. Dale Bowman will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Roanoke.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Cedars or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, in care of Roanoke Memorial Chapel, 240 Crestwood Drive, Roanoke, IN 46783.

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