News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 13, 2014

Maxine Cline Davidson


MARSHALL, ILL. — MARSHALL, Ill. — Maxine Cline Davidson, 93, of Marshall, passed away 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall. She was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Walnut Prairie, Clark County, Ill., the daughter of Ivan Cline and Nellie Kile Cline. She married John W. Davidson on Aug. 20, 1930, at the Zion United Methodist Church parsonage in Marshall, and he preceded her in death on March 5, 1978.

Maxine was a graduate of Marshall High School. She worked in the high school cafeteria for 10 years and then in the office of Dr. Sam Deahl for 31 years prior her retirement. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Marshall Garden Club, Marshall Antique Club and the Burnsides Guild, where she spent many volunteer hours. She spent many hours in the planting and weeding of her  flower gardens. Many people will remember the beautiful flowers in the yard of her home.

Surviving are a daughter, Janice Davidson of Marshall; a son, Stephen (Becky) Davidson of Marshall; two grandsons, Travis Hibschman of Marshall and Kevin (Amy) Hibschman of Paris, Ill.; a granddaughter, Calista Davidson of Marshall; two stepgranddaughters, Jeanee Rechkemmer and Cindy Burkett; great-grandchildren, DJ Hibschman, Gage Hibschman of Marshall; a great-granddaughter, Kasidy Johnson of Marshall; stepgreat-grandchildren, Brittany Rechkemmer, Blake Rechkemmer, Breanna Rechkemmer, Brysta Burkett, Kennedy Burkett, and Jantz Snedeker; a brother, Gene Cline of Marshall; a sister, Lois Winland of Ridge Farm, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Burton Cline; and a sister, Flora Ann Williamson.

Services in honor of her life will be 10:30 a.m. CST Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Zion United Methodist Church, rural Marshall. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Pearce Funeral Home and one-hour prior services at the church on Saturday. For those desiring, memorial contributions may  be made to the Zion United Methodist Church or to Marshall Schools Foundation. Online condolences are being accepted at: