Maxine Grace (Ryan) Jagger, proudly of Chenango Forks, NY, entered into eternal rest, on February 6th, 2021. Her last days were spent being cared for by her family, surrounded with love. She is survived by life long friend and side-kick, June Maxfield Williams, her treasured fur baby, Minnie, sister Dorothy Doebler, long time companion, Howard O'Daniels, Barbara Tagert whom she loved like a 4th daughter, and Jeffrey Finke whom she loved like her own. Missing her forever are her loving Daughters: Jolene Micilcavage (Joe), Robin Kittinger (Ken), and Sharon Jagger (Roger Richardson); her cherished Grand-Daughters: Lisa (Eck) Putrino (Stephen Osborne), and Amanda (Eck) Daugherty; her Grand-Son: Bob Bishop (Christine) and her precious Great-Grandchildren who were the "Wind Beneath Her Wings": Madison & Ashton Daugherty, and "Her" Nathan & Ava Nunez. She is also survived by her Uncle Brownie (Harland Brown), and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Affectionately known as "Mackie", she was a loving and devoted Mother, Grand and Great-Grandmother whose greatest joy came from her family. She was always grateful for, and very proud of, her Great-Grandchildren, and loved being with them. Maxine graduated from Binghamton North High School, and worked many years in the service industry before joining, and retiring after 20 years from, Putnam Publishing. She was an Honorary Member of Hinman's Corners Women's Auxiliary, and a member of The American Legion Post 1194 Women's Auxiliary, where she was dedicated to working and supporting their annual events. She had a passion for stock car races, planting flowers at her home, and wintering in Florida with her girls. They say animals know a good soul when they meet one, and there wasn't an animal that wasn't drawn to Maxine. Dogs especially loved her. Maxine met everyone with a smile, a kind word, or some trinket to share with you. She was always thinking of her family and epitomized the word "kind". She also loved chocolate, and would often relocate any available pieces she found, into her pocket.....many times getting caught. She was a beloved member of this family, and community, who will leave behind a void that we can only hope to fill by passing on kindness to others, in her honor and memory. Always think of her and choose kindness.
Family and friends are invited to attend a gathering in celebration of Maxine's life on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 from 1-4 at The American Legion Post 1194, 363 W. Service Rd., Binghamton, NY 13901. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Humane Society, or The American Legion Post 1194 Women's Auxiliary.
Mom/Grammie we are missing you so, but we take comfort in knowing that you and Dad (Gabe) are together and watching over us. "Hold her Newt! She's raring for the rhubarb!"
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