Maxine Nye, 95

September 29, 2014

Maxine NyeMaxine Nye, 95 of Leonardtown, MD passed away September 26, 2014 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born February 2, 1919 in Washington D.C., she is the daughter of the late John Edwards and Helen Hoagland.

Maxine attended Miami of Ohio College and earned a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in New York. She began her career in education, teaching Biology in Burgundy Farms Country Days School in Alexandria, VA and George Mason High School in Falls Church, VA. After relocating to Southern Maryland, she was a para educator at Seven Gables School in Town Creek. She left education and started Maxine Realty in Lexington Park, MD, and later joined Durkin’s Realty. With over 30 years of dedicated service in real estate she retired in 2005. Maxine was driven and passionate in everything she did. She had a fulfilling and exciting life attending many social functions, including the White House. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed anthropology, travelling and had a deep appreciate for wildlife, especially wolves.

Maxine is survived by her children, Peter Ropshaw (Paula) of Ridge, MD, Paul Ropshaw (Kathy) of Houston, TX; her grandchildren, Cindy O’Casey of Haymarket, VA, Cade Ropshaw of Las Vegas, NV, Chase Ropshaw and Max Ropshaw of Houston, TX; and her great grandson, Sullivan Massie of Las Vegas, NV. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Fernando Eugene Ropshaw; her son, Ted Ropshaw and her siblings, Ted Edwards, James Edwards, and John Edwards.

Family will receive friends for Maxine’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 6:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be held at a later date in Navarre, OH.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, please call 1-800-822-9919 to make a memorial contribution in memory of Maxine Nye.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.