After a weary struggle with Alzheimer’s, Maxine
Melinda Durrer, 91, of Ruckersville passed away
peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
She was the daughter of the late Gentry Rector
and Minnie Dellinger Rector.
In addition to her parents, Maxine was preceded
in death by her husband of 67 years, Malcolm N.
She is survived by her nieces, Doris R. Watts,
Lisa R. Lackey and Carla S. Frungillo; nephews,
Larry Rector, Hayden Rector, Ricky Rector, Michael
Rector and Clyde Fox; great nieces, Anne W.
Grassler, Sharon R. Anderson, Connie Fox and Donna
Lackey; great nephews, Franklin G. Watts and Rodney
Rector; great great niece, Sarah A. Munsey, who was
like a granddaughter. Maxine loved being called
“Gigi” and being a grandmother.
Maxine left Taylorsville, North Carolina at the
age of 17 to work for the telephone company in
Washington, D.C. and retired with her husband,
Malcolm to the family farm in Ruckersville,
Virginia. She traveled the world to the places she
read about in books. She loved to garden, feed the
birds especially bluebirds, cook, bake and look out
at the Blue Ridge of Virginia.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819
Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, Virginia. Interment
will follow at
Holly Memorial Gardens
The family will receive friends one hour prior to
An online guestbook is available at
Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of