Maxine Mae (Gunkelman) Kornmayer

June 20, 1934 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 85)


Maxine Mae Kornmayer 85, of Medina, Ohio passed away peacefully with her daughter at her side on Friday, June 19, 2020 one day shy of her birthday.

Maxine was born June 20, 1934 in Medina to the late Edmund and Esther (nee North) Gunkelman. She was proud of the fact that she lived in the farmhouse where she grew up, all of her life.

Maxine was a graduate of Medina, which at that time Garfield School was grades 1-12. After graduation, Maxine went to work for the Hollipeter Family at Medina Tractor Sales. Once her daughter was in kindergarten, Maxine went back to Garfield now an Elementary School and worked in the kitchen as a server and retired as head cook after over 36 years. At Garfield, Maxine was well loved by staff and well as the children. She was known for her beautiful smile and her caring personality.

Maxine is a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church, Valley City.

There were four couples and their families that had a monthly gathering of the Glutten Club for 44 years. Maxine was an excellent cook and baker.  She loved raising a garden, traveling to Amish country for an enjoyable outing, playing rummy and doing word search puzzles.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter Jayne Smith (Scott King) and grandson, Jeremy (Mary) Smith. Her sister Regina Crocker and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Kornmayer and sisters, Lillian Wolff and Hazel Bauer.

Due to the health and safety of friends and family, a private graveside service was held at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Valley City.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the Zion Women’s Group, 2233 Abbeyville Road Valley City, OH 44280 or to Hospice of the Western Reserve 5075 Windfall Road Medina, OH 44256

The family would like to personally express their sincere appreciation to the Visiting Angels, Medina Meadows and Hospice of the Western Reserve for the special care given to our mother and grandmother.

The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City has the honor of serving the Kornmayer Family.




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