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Sarah "Maxine" Drane

Died: Wed., Oct. 19, 2016

Memorial Service

6:00 PM Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
Location: First Presbyterian Church


11:30 AM Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Location: Mountain Home National Cemetery

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Sarah Maxine Drane, 90, passed early Wednesday morning October 19, 2016, at Dominion Senior Living, Johnson City, TN. She was born on May 30, 1926, in St. Clairsville, OH, to the late Alfred Bethel and Nelle Bethel-Ziggafoos.

Maxine lived in Harper Woods, MI for 40 years with her late husband, Gordon V. Drane. She began her career at J.L. Hudson Co. in Detroit, MI, where she met Gordon. After retirement, they moved to Johnson City, TN.

Maxine was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. As an avid dog lover, she would smile ear to ear whenever a dog was present.

In addition to her husband and parents, Maxine was preceded in death by her brother Alfred “Bud” Bethel. Those left to cherish her memory are: daughter Candice Branham and husband Chris, of Kent, Washington; son Brian Drane and wife Gretchen, of Oak Ridge, TN; grandchildren Nathan Branham, Lance Drane, and Kelly Drane; and her very dear friends Rob and Sally Hughes, of Johnson City.

The family wishes to recognize the excellent care and support that was provided by the staff of Dominion Senior Living and Comfort Keepers.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Maxine will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 6:00pm, with Rev. Louis Imsande officiating.

Interment service will be at Mountain Home National Cemetery on Friday, October 28, 2016, at 11:30am.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The River Ministry, 125 West Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37604.

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Linda Bambino
   Posted Mon October 24, 2016
It was a pleasure knowing Maxine for these last few years and being able to be of assistance. Prayers to her family and close friends from all of her "Comfort Keepers" during this difficult time.

Tom Bethel
   Posted Fri October 28, 2016
Brian, Candy and families,
Maxine was a very loving person and will be missed by many. The thing that I most admired about her was her willingness to help others. She was a special caregiver to Gordon and then her mother, our grandmother, for so many years. And most of all, she was a special aunt to me. Cherish your memories of her as I will.
Tom Bethel

   Posted Sat November 05, 2016
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories and coming promises. (Revelation 21:3,4)

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