Maxine (Swinford) Barkdull, Huntsville

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Maxine (Swinford) Barkdull

Maxine (Swinford) Barkdull, 90, passed away Feb. 22, 2014, at her residence. She was born March 25, 1923, in Anderson and was a Huntsville resident since 1947.

Maxine was a homemaker and attended Omega Christian Church in Omega and Family Life Community Church in Pendleton. Maxine was an avid doll collector and provided much food to people through her canning.

Survivors include five sons, Kenny Barkdull, Steve (Katy) Barkdull, Joe (Mary) Barkdull, Tim (Lisa) Barkdull and Greg (Sandy) Barkdull; two daughters, Nancy (Neal) Brown and Debbie (Bill) Spegal; daughter-in-law, Ann Barkdull; two brothers, Marvin (Janie) Swinford and Jerry Swinford; 27 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; several special nieces and nephews.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Jack E. Barkdull; son, Reverend Larry “Duke” Barkdull; parents, Kenneth and Esther (Tooley) Swinford, Sr.; brother, Kenneth Swinford, Jr.; two sisters, Katherine Marshall and Alice Osselaer; and two grandsons, Stephen Sparks and David Sparks.

Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, and from 10 until 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at North Christian Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at North Christian Church, 32 N. State St., Markleville, Ind., with Pastor Neal Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Huntsville Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, 211 E. State St., Pendleton, Indiana 46064.

Memorial contributions be made to North Christian Church, P.O. Box 162, Markleville, IN 46056, Omega Christian Church, 12763 E. 281 St., Arcadia, IN 46030 or Family Life Community Church, 518 N. Pendleton Ave., Pendleton, IN 46064.

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