With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother and friend, Gladys Maxine (Jewett) Koenig. A life beautifully lived
and cherished, she brought warmth, love, and joy to all who were fortunate enough to
Maxine was born on April 11, 1931, a beacon of light in the lives she touched.
Throughout her remarkable journey, she illuminated the world with her radiant smile,
nurturing spirit, and unwavering love. On August 8, 2023, surrounded by the love of her
family, she peacefully transitioned to her Heavenly home, leaving behind a legacy that
will forever live on in our hearts.
Maxine was a devoted mother to her three children, Pam, Jerry, and Cheryl. She
cherished her role as a mother, finding immeasurable joy in watching her children grow,
supporting them through every triumph and challenge. Her heart swelled with love as
her family expanded to include cherished in-laws: Jerry Swanson, Sarah Koenig, and
Ronald Rowland II. She was eagerly anticipating the arrival of another great-grandson
through Daniel and Jordan, who are expecting their first baby in September. She was
also joyed to learn about the recent engagements of Leah to Brittany Reader and
Denny to Dr. Mindy Himler. Maxine also took great joy in witnessing the love shared
between Carlee and Nolan Honecker.
Her legacy was woven with threads of elegance and passion for the finer things in life.
From her successful career at Macy's, which she retired from at the remarkable age of
85, to the beautiful new home she acquired just last year. Maxine demonstrated the
power of determination and hard work. She taught us that life's luxuries were meant to
be shared, and she took immense pleasure in treating her loved ones to the best life
had to offer.
Maxine’s heart knew no bounds when it came to her family. Her love was a guiding light
that provided comfort, strength, and inspiration to all. She leaves behind a legacy of
unbreakable bonds, kindness, and an enduring spirit that will continue to uplift us in
times of sorrow and joy.
As we say our farewells, let us remember Maxine for the love she gave, the memories
she created, and the lessons she imparted. Her legacy will forever shine in the hearts of
those who were fortunate enough to share in her journey.
Maxine is survived by her children Pam (Jerry) Swanson, Jerry (Sarah) Koenig, and
Cheryl (Ron) Rowland, Her grandchildren, Amy (Adam) Grossman, Denny Swanson,
Lucas (Amanda) Koenig, Leah Koenig, Daniel (Jordan) Rowland, Carlee Rowland and
Isabella Rowland. her great-grandchildren, Zohara, Lyla, Ari, and Eytan, all held a
special place in her heart.
She is proceeded in death by her husband Charles L. Koenig, an infant daughter Julie
Ann, her parents, Isa Ann and Leo Jewett and her siblings Walter, Leo, Johnnie, Otto,
Russell, Harold, Fred, Marjorie, Evelyn, Chloe, Pearl, Merle, and Olive.
Donations may be directed to Alum Creek Baptist Church or the American Heart
A celebration of Maxine’s life will be held on Sunday August 13th, 2023. Friends and
family are invited to join us in commemorating a life well-lived. Visitation and services will be held at Tidd Funeral Home. 9720 OH-161 Plain City, Ohio 43054 on Sunday August 13th, 2023. Visitation is from 1-3 p.m. with Services following at 3 p.m. A graveside service will be on Monday August 14 th @ 1pm at Scioto Burial Park 4757 McDermott Pond Creek Rd. McDermott, Ohio 45652