Maxine Ward Davis, 84, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Maxine was born in Italy, Texas on June 21, 1932, to H.D. and Edna Grace (Wilsford) Ward. She was a graduate of Italy High School in 1950.

Maxine worked for Southwestern Bell in the accounting department and for Texaco and Caldwell Oil Company as a store manager.

She is survived by three sisters: Mary Ann Ditto, Janice Ward and Elizabeth Ward; nephew, Dr. Keith Ditto and wife, Sallie; two nieces: Debra Ditto and Lisa Hahn and husband, Greg; great nephews: Shawn Fleming and wife, Lisa, and Geoff Ditto; great nieces: Jana Taylor and husband Scott, and Shelley Dwyers, and husband, Vinny along with a host of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of her life will take place on April 15, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the First Methodist Church of Bardwell with Dr. Larry Jinks officiating.