D. Maxine “Nene” (Tiefel) Ream, 92, Eminence, passed away on March 20, 2013, at her residence. Born on April 1, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Brown) Tiefel of Clay City.
She graduated from nurses training at Methodist in Indianapolis in 1942. She was a nursing veteran in the US Army Air Corps serving from 1943 to 1947, and retired from Navistar (International Harvester) in Indianapolis in 1983 as a factory nurse and later as a drug and alcohol counselor.
She married Chester L. Ream on Oct. 18, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1983. One brother, Jim Tiefel of Clay City; and grandson, Jeremy S. Ream of Eminence also precedes her in death.
She is survived by daughter, Linda R. (Ream) Larkin and husband Arless, Cloverdale; son, Steven A. Ream and wife Norma Dee, Eminence; grandsons, Scott A. McKnight and wife, Eminence, Matthew J. McKnight, Indianapolis; and granddaughter, Shelly Jo Burnett and husband, Eminence; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Bill and Jack Tiefel; and sister, Ruth Tiefel, all of Clay City.
She lived a full life serving and helping others.
Nene (pronounced Nee-nee) is the name given to her when her oldest grandchild couldn't say Granny. She was Nene to most everyone (especially the grandkid's friends) after that.
She will be cremated with no funeral or memorial service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers you please make a contribution in her honor to Methodist School of Nursing, Methodist Health Foundation, 1800 N. Capital Avenue, P.O. Box 1768, Indianapolis, IN 46207.