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Cora Maxine Wantz


Cora Maxine Wantz, 71, of Fairborn, OH passed away Monday April 11, 2011 at Pine Knoll Nursing Home in Winchester, IN.  She was born May 30, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Dale H. and Ina E. Kochersperger Wantz.

  She graduated with the class of 1957 from the Wayne High School.  Cora then attended and graduated from the Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing in 1960, she also earned her Master’s degree in nursing.  She continued working at Miami Valley for 11 years; she then went to Ball Memorial Hospital where she was an instructor for the Nursing Dept. for 25 years retiring in June of 1999.  Cora also lived in Hawaii in 1968 for a year while working in the nursing profession.  She belonged to many Nursing associations in both Ohio and Indiana.

  Cora leaves to cherish her memory two brothers: Melvin D. (Sue Ann) Wantz, Donald E. (Dotty J.) Wantz, one sister Betty J. Hampshire all of U.C., IN.  One sister-in-law Shirley “Sue” Wantz of Winchester, IN.  Several nieces and nephews, many great nieces and great nephews, and many good friends also survive.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Richard A. Wantz, one brother-in-law Marvin Hampshire “2009.”

  Friends and family may call Friday April 15, 2011 from 3-8 PM at the Reichard Funeral Home in Union City.  Also one hour of calling prior to the services from 10-11 AM.  Services will be held Saturday April 16, 2011, 11 AM with Rev. Mick Whistler and Perry Hastings officiating.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be directed to the Cora Maxine Wantz Nursing Scholarship Fund c/o Mel Wantz (administrator) 728 W. Oak St. Union City, IN 47390.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com

Reichard Funeral Home Inc. entrusted with services.

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I am sorry for your loss.  Maxine was a former nursing instructor of mine, at MVH, but also a friend.  I fondly remember her infectious laugh.  Last saw her here in San Antonio, we met for lunch at the Alamo, a few years ago.
With sympathy and kindest regards,
Robert Foster
San Antonio

Robert Foster Apr 21 2011 12:00 AM

Wantz Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Maxine.  My family has always referred to Maxine as Aunt Mick both as a sign of respect on what she meant to all of us and the fact that we have always considered her as a part of our family celebrating many birthdays, holidays and family vacations.

Aunt Mick has been with our family in good times and in bad.  As a true friend to my mother, Mick was a bright light for our family during some of the darkest times.    

We consider ourselves fortunate to have seen Mick in some of her most recent best days and will always cherish her memory.  

Deepest condolences,

Stan Nagel Family

The Stan Nagel Family Apr 15 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Family of Maxine,

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies.  Maxine was a very dear friend and colleague of mine at Ball State University.  I was so sorry to learn of her death.  The last time I spoke with her we planned to meet for lunch and we were unable to get a compatible date and time.  I was so looking forward to interacting with her when I return to Indiana this summer.  Since we are in Florida it will be impossible to attend her services.  Please accept our condolences and we will be sending a memorial to the address provided.

With sympathy,

Carole and John Brigham

Carole and John Brigham Apr 14 2011 12:00 AM

Maxine and I were in the same class at MVH.  Because my family was far away, she often took me home with her for a weekend.  It was so nice to get away from the stress of training.  I will miss her ready laugh and infectuous smile.

My sympathy to you all.

Rachel Owens Sammons

Rachel Sammons Apr 13 2011 12:00 AM