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Maxine E. (Bedwell) Pannhorst

July 10, 1950 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 70)

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Maxine E. Pannhorst, 70, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Born in Wilmington on July 10, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Earl Bedwell and Roberta (Palmer) Bedwell.

A diligent and hardworking person, Maxine owned and operated a residential cleaning service for more than 30 years, as well as working evenings at MBNA, and often working 7 days a week.  In her younger years, she worked as a line cook with Amtrak.  

Maxine was devoted to her grandchildren, and enjoyed time at the beach, taking day trips, and hosting Sunday dinners for her family.  

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first born son, Howard Lewis; her sister, Diane Bedwell.

Maxine will be dearly missed by her children, Louis Pannhorst Jr. and wife, Rachel, Kimberly Wyatt and husband, Brian, Christina Hart; her beloved grandchildren, Zachary, Tyler, Dominic, Isaiah, Cameron and Lexi.  She is also survived by her brother, Robert Verucci; her sister-in-law, Lisa Darnell; her former husband, Louis Pannhorst Sr.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Wednesday, February 10 from 12:00-1:00PM.  Funeral services will begin at 1:00PM, followed by a private burial service for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Maxine may be made to the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (for Uterine Cancer/Endometriosis Research), c/o Society of Gynecological Oncology, 26533 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1286 ( or the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monumental Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 (


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February 10, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Service
February 10, 2021

1:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Private Interment

Gracelawn Memorial Park
2220 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720


Foundation for Women's Cancer
Society of Gynecological Oncology, 26533 Network Place, Chicago IL 60673-1286

American Diabetes Association - Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter
150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

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