Maxine Coulter Drushel

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Maxine Coulter Drushel, 85, passed away after a long illness on Monday, April 18, 2011.?She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The center of her life was her family and friends. A dedicated Christian and
biblical scholar, she was also a gifted decorator, seamstress and cook. ?Maxine was married to the love of her life, Dr. Harry Vernon Drushel, for 57 years until he passed away in June 2003. Together they enjoyed traveling around the world, as Dr.
Drushel was a well-known analytical chemist retired from Exxon, and Maxine accompanied him to his many speeches, consultations and professional symposia. They were very active in their Baptist churches, both in Baton Rouge and Houston, Texas.?She was
born October 5, 1925, in Butler County, Pa., and graduated from Evans City High School, Pa. ?She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles P. and Mary Cochran Coulter; and also by her sister, Betty Wagner Bolton; and brother, Wendell Covert, all
of Butler County, Pa. ?She is survived by two daughters, Laurel Drushel Mitchell of Baton Rouge and Leesville, and Faith Drushel Singh of Humble, Texas; and a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald H. and Brenda Drushel of Baton Rouge. She loved her
grandchildren and their spouses: Jennifer Mitchell and her husband, Nick Canaday of Austin, Texas; Jaymie Mitchell and her husband, Sam Wright of Leesville; Jason R. Drushel of Houston, Texas; and Nanci Cowart and her husband, Walter Brioso of
Houston, Texas. She is also survived by three precious great-grandchildren: Annabelle, Jill and Jimmy Smith, all of Leesville. Also surviving are two step-granddaughters, Nikki and husband, John Plauché of Houston, Texas; and Andrea Lalonde and her
two children, Brennan and Fisher Lalonde, of Covington. Also surviving are brother-in-law, Harold Bolton; and nephew, Rick Bolton of Butler, Pa.; niece, Kathy Bolton Travers of Massachusetts; and nephew, David Covert of Dallas, Texas.?Visitation will
be from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Kingwood Funeral Home in Kingwood, Texas. Service and burial will follow at Veterans National Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas. ?In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Amercan Cancer
Society – 10528 Kentshire Court – Baton Rouge, LA 70810. A special thanks to Generations Hospice for their care in recent years.?An on-line guest book is available at