T. Maxine Hentgen, 92

T. Maxine Hentgen, 92, of Roann, went to be with her Lord at 12:41 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2022, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

She was born on Oct. 27, 1929, in Denver, to Harry Lee Sr. and Grace I. (Ream) Draper.

Maxine was a 1948 graduate of Jefferson Township High School in Mexico, and grew up in Denver. She married Dwight Herschell Hentgen in Denver on April 23, 1950; he died Feb. 25, 2012.

She worked several years at Wabash Magnetics, Bertsch Vending, and the Francis Shoppe, all of Wabash. Maxine was a member of the Roann United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and flower gardening, but her family was most important to her. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by two children, Steven (Jane) Hentgen of Wabash, and Karen (Larry) Smalley of Urbana; son-in-law, Robert Jacobs of Wabash; seven grandchildren, Nickolas (Kourtney) Hentgen and Tyler Jacobs, both of Wabash, Alexander (Madison) Hentgen of Fishers, Kalie (Jeremy Newport) Smalley and Cody (Alexi) Smalley, both of Indianapolis, Joshua (Abby) Smalley of North Manchester, and Adam Smalley of Urbana; six great-grandchildren, Shaylee Jacobs, Kayden Jacobs, Kyler Newport, Adaleigh Hentgen, and Hayes Hentgen, all of Wabash, and Remington Hentgen of Fishers; sisters and brothers, Wilma Lesley of Mexico, Kay Parrett of Warsaw, Becky (Dennis) Ohmart of Churubusco, Cheryl Brewer of Liberty Township, Ohio, Robert (Debbie) Draper of Springhill, Fla., Mike Draper of Laotto, and Sue (Mark) Morris of Bluffton, S.C. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Candice "Kandi" Jacobs, grandson, Jeffrey J. Rhoads, great-grandson, Kye H. Hentgen, great-granddaughter, Layker H. Hentgen, step-mother, Barb Draper,  brother, Harry Lee Draper, Jr, and sister, Deborah Draper.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating. Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-7 pm Wednesday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Maxine may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Mar 22