Maxine C. Schening

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 February 2023 at 1:31 pm

MEDINA – Maxine C. Schening, 58, of Medina, entered into Heaven on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the VA WNY Healthcare System in Buffalo following a brief battle with cancer.

Born June 13, 1964 in Medina, she was the eldest child of Paul W. Schening, Sr. and Sandra (Livingston) Schening.

Maxine graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1983. She went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps from 1984-1988 and held the rank of E4 Corporal. Maxine loved to travel and enjoyed her time stationed abroad in Iwakuni, Japan. She also enjoyed her time working on fighter jets.

Following her service, she continued to hold a strong sense of patriotism and was involved in various veterans’ organizations including serving as the County Commander of the American Legion and as Vice President of the Woman Marines Association, WNY Chapter. She was a member of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and volunteered on both the local honor guard and on the WNY National Cemetery honor guard according military honors at funerals for veterans.

Maxine had a deep faith in God and was an active member of the East Shelby Community Bible Church. She loved her church family. Maxine enjoyed traveling and loved to dance and listen to music. She cherished being a mother and grandmother. Although she has left us all too soon, her family takes comfort that her beloved mother, Sandra, who passed June 4, 2022, was there to greet her in Heaven.

Left to cherish her memory are her father, Paul W. Schening, Sr.; her five children, Miranda L. Schening Gray, Cassandra N. Sabo, Trevor A. Simpson, Zechariah F. Simpson and Devon C. Simpson; five grandsons, Mason Gray, Alexander Bacher, Daemon Bacher, Easton Hopkins and Sebastian Simpson; siblings, Paul W. Schening, Jr., Philip (Missy) Schening and Wendy (Richard) Lancaster; best friend, Pamela Brown Muscato; and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

A graveside committal service with full military honors will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. in Millville Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the East Shelby Community Bible Church, 5278 East Shelby Rd., Medina.

Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates any memorial donations to be made to Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion, 305 N. Main St., Medina, NY 14103. Share condolences at