Maureen Ellen Alexander (nee Pallone), age 64, passed away August 3, 2015 in
St. Vincentís Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, after a valiant six-year battle
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
attended 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 University Chapel.
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.