Maxine A. Schruise

Maxine A. Schruise, 92, of 176 E. Terrace Ave., Lakewood, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.

A native of Sherman, N.Y., she was born Sept. 12, 1921, the daughter of the late Harry and Minnie Becker West.

She was a graduate of Sherman High School.

For many years, she worked as a child care provider and a self-employed house cleaner.

In years past, she had attended Lakewood United Methodist Church and Lakewood Baptist Church.

She was a member of Busti-Lakewood Golden Agers, North Harmony Senior Citizens and Lakewood Rod and Gun Auxiliary.

Surviving is a daughter, Sheila Brink of Sherman; and a grandson, Brian Schruise of Jamestown.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Schruise, who died Oct. 17, 2005; and a son, Bill Lee Schruise, who died Nov. 7, 2013.

The funeral will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald E. Ray will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 197 Summer St., Buffalo, NY 14222.

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