Maxine E. Cripe, age 92, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away peacefully Sunday night, December 3, 2017. Maxine was born August 5, 1925 in Kalamazoo, a daughter of Raymond and Bertha. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Paul; her infant sister, Barbara; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Cripe. On September 5, 1942, she was united in marriage to Mervin T. Cripe, Jr., who preceded her in death on March 21, 2008. Surviving Maxine are 2 sons, Mervin R. Cripe and James A. Cripe; 5 grandchildren, Jeffrey (Lynn) Cripe, Pamela (Kevin) Thorne, Joan (Doug) Skrzyniarz, Jennifer (Mike) Jura, and Jeremy (Tanveer) Stoepker; 8 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Emily, Jack, Brennan, Alydia, Avery, Peter and Mali; and several nieces, nephews, and special friends. Visitation will be Thursday, December 7th from 4-7pm at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St., where a funeral service will be held on Friday, December 8th, at 11:00am. Pastor Steve Slater will officiate. Interment will be in East Cooper Cemetery following the service. Memorials in Maxine's name may be directed to Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.