Alexander (nee Pallone), age 64, passed away August 3, 2015 in St. Vincentís
Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, after a valiant six-year battle with cancer.
She was born July
31, 1951 in Hammond, IN, to John and Elsie (Kish) Pallone, lived in Ross
(Calumet Twp.) until the age of six and then moved with her family to Porter
County where she graduated from Jackson Twp. School in 1969.
Indiana University NW in Glen Park for two years before receiving her degree
in 1973 from the Bloomington campus.
Maureen worked for
20 years for the Indiana Department of Employment Security, starting at the
LaPorte division and later transferring to the Indianapolis location,
retiring in May of this year. It was while working at that agency that she
met Jerry D. Alexander, whom she married on Feb. 12, 1977, in the Valparaiso
Along with her
husband, she is survived by a son, Sean Alexander of Avon, IN; daughter
Megan (Scott) Fites, son-in-law and grandson Peter of Madison, Wisconsin;
sisters Bonnie Pallone, of Valparaiso; Kathie (late Bill) York of Westville;
nephews Steve York, Westville, and Tim York, Chesterton; grandnephews Chris
and David York and grandniece Lily York. Also surviving are aunt and uncle
Sylvia and Larry Tracy, uncle and aunt Elmer and Adele Kish, and many loving
cousins and devoted friends.
Services were held
at the Conkle Funeral Home, Reverend Ted Stephenson officiating, on August
7, in Avon, Indiana, where Maureen and Jerry lived and raised their family
for 38 years. She lies at rest in Brownsburg Cemetery, Brownsburg, Indiana.