Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Maxine Sophia Cain

Maxine Sophia Cain, age 86, of Shelby and formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.


Maxine was born October 11, 1928 in Hebron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Othmar and Eva (Moran) Frischen. She was raised on the family farm and did her part to help from bailing hay to milking cows. She was a 1947 graduate of Hebron High School where she was in the band, and played softball and basketball. She always had a passion for sports, especially basketball, and enjoyed following various athletes over the years. Maxine loved tinkering and was constantly working with her hands. She was very handy and liked to take things apart just to be able to put them back together from car or lawnmower motors to her grandchildren’s Christmas presents. She was blessed with a green thumb, growing incredible ferns. She was an excellent baker and loved music. Maxine was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Mansfield.


Maxine is survived by 5 children: Marsha Fletcher of Akron, Connie Kendall of Henderson, NV, Pattie Ogden of Polk, Stanley (Veronica) Cain II of Shelby, and Scott (Jennifer) Cain of Shelby; 12 grandchildren: Stephanie Berry DeLong, Stacey (Jeff) Childers, Danielle (Chris) McNichol, Christie (Rick) Kendall Plote, Heather Isenhart, Jesse Dysinger, Brendan (Kayla) Cain, Devin (Kimberly) Cain, Jarrod Cain, Victoria Cain, Riley Cain, Natalie Cain; 13 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; a sister: Janice Forsythe of Powell; a brother: Sonny (Rosemary) Frischen of Kirckersville, OH; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Bruce Cain in 2003, and two sisters, Gerry Lawson and Virginia Parr.


Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 1 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby with Deacon Stephen C. Keller officiating. Family and friends are welcome for visitation at the funeral home from 11 AM- 1 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Bethlehem, Shelby Settlement.


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  1. Carma Cook says:

    Thoughts and Prayers for family!

  2. Pam artin says:

    so sorry Scott for your loss and your family’s

  3. Brendal Rowlett says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of Maxine. Maxine will be greatly missed by many. She had a heart of gold, a beautiful smile and was a joy to be around. Until we meet again my friend…

  4. Jamie Lucius says:

    Your family is in my prayers, I will miss Maxine so much. So glad I got to be a part of her life. May god bless you all during this difficult time.

  5. Linda Newman says:

    Connie and family,
    You had a wonderfully talented mother! I know you will miss her greatly and ask God to give you peace.

  6. Rebecca miller says:

    Praying for comfort for a wonderful family. I absolutely loved Maxine enjoyed tap dancing for her last time I seen her great memories at the Cain house growing up rip Mrs cain

  7. Karen Barnett says:

    To Maxine’s Family,
    My heart was saddened to learn of Maxine’s passing. But, I also smiled to have had the opportunity to know her. She was very dear to me. She had an awesome family that should have no regrets. May you rest now pretty lady. Prayers to all the family that God will comfort your broken hearts.

  8. Shane & Tresa Lawson says:

    We are saying a prayer for the Cain family. I will always remember how excited I was as a small boy to see my Aunt Maxine and all my cousins. God Bless.

  9. Jim Lawson says:

    To my dear cousins, Marsha, Connie, Stan, and Scott, I am so deeply sorry to hear of Aunt Maxine’s passing! She was such a kind, generous lady who I know will be missed by many. I would like to express my condolences to you all at this sad time.

  10. Shirley Garberich Clark says:

    Marsha,and family, so sorry to hear of your loss, sending prayers for you and your family

  11. Scott Forsythe says:

    To my Cain cousins. So sorry to hear about aunt Maxine. Take this time to treasure all of the great times. I remember us having to talk quickly on the phone when we made that long distance call to mansfield, plus knowing when we visited most likely a game of Basketball or touch Football was about to begin. The Forsythe’s Scott, Sandy, Ashley, and Matt are thinking of you.

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  13. Andrea says:

    Sorry to hear this Marsha, praying for you and all your family.

  14. nancy douglas says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a spunky gal who we all loved at Crestwood.

  15. Connie Cain Kendall says:

    Thanks to all family and friends for all your thoughts and prayers, mom will be missed.

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