Date of Death:  September 15, 2022

Service Details

The family will hold a private graveside service.

Obituary Notice

Maxine Phyllis Wood, 98, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Borgess Place, in Kalamazoo, MI surrounded by her loving family.

She was born August 25, 1924 in Vicksburg, MI. the daughter of Francis M. and Flossie M. (Mohney) Lance.

Maxine graduated from Three Rivers, MI High School and then went on to Cosmetology School which led her to working as a Beautician in Constantine, MI for many years. Later she also received her Certification as an Esthetician and she practiced in Kalamazoo, MI.

She loved to cook (for others) and spend lots of time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She loved to watch golf and dance. But her favorite was watching the Detroit Tigers (even though they aggravated her most of the time). Oh! and that glass of Wine.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her daughters, Nancy (Rodney) Beckwith and Debbie (Jerry) Jackson; Grandchildren: Brian Kinney, Stacy (Leslie) Bland-Moord, Tammy Kinney, Ryan Beckwith, Shannon (Angel) Wood, Lindsey (Brent) Wood-Will, Great Grandchildren: Kylie Bland-Moord, Kelsey Bland-Moord, Madden Thompson, Ellie Thompson, Brelin Wood-Will & Qeenan Wood-Will; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her son, Raymond Lance Wood.

Additional Information

Donations in Maxine’s memory may be directed to ProMedica Hospice Memorial Fund. Envelopes are available at and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of her arrangements.

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  1. Mom, you were there to teach us to walk & to talk. You made us laugh & cry (with you or at you). You were there to style our hair & make sure we were two of the best dressed girls in school. You taught us to clean the house & iron our clothes & even drive a car. You prepared us for life’s ventures, but you did not prepare us for this. There is such a void in our lives. Our “Queen” has passed on & we must carry on without her. Thanks to you we are strong and we will stay close and support each other. We miss you so much. We LOVED you yesterday, we LOVE you today and we will LOVE you forever. Rest in Peace Beautiful Lady.

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