Maxine H. SAUNDERS, 97, formerly of Scio, NY, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, where she resided for the past nine years. 

Born December 15, 1919, in Farmersville, NY, she was the daughter of Ren and Rebea Stowell Hunt. 

On September 9, 1939, in Franklinville, she married Victor L. Saunders of Caneadea, who predeceased her on June 6, 1988. 

For over 50 years, they resided in Scio where they raised their three children.  Maxine was employed by the Scio Central School as the cafeteria manager during the 1970’s and 1980’s.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.  She was an avid book reader, enjoyed sewing, knitting, and especially traveling. 

Surviving are:  a brorther, William N. Hunt of Franklinvile;  a son, Douglas D. Saunders of Santa Rosa, CA;  a daughter, Nancy S. (Kevin) Kailbourne of Wellsville;  five grandchildren;  five great-grandchildren;  four great-great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Marguerite Kerr;  a daughter, Narda S. Saunders in 2000;  and a granddaughter, Amy Busby in 2010. 

A Memorial Service will be held in May of 2018 and will be announced by Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.  Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio. 

Memorials may be made to the David A. Howe Library, 155 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895 or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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