Mrs. Maxine Fern Irish Olmstead, 83, of Statesville, N.C., died Saturday June 6, 2020, at her home. Born in Maine on December 8, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Foster Irish and Eleanor Thompson Irish.

She was retired from the State of New York and during World War II was a lookout for enemy planes for the Civil Air Defense.

Survivors include her sons, William E. Olmstead Sr. (Carla) and Gary Olmstead (Sherri); a daughter, Tina Collins; two sisters, and six grandchildren, William E. Olmstead Jr., Randy, Cody and Justin Olmstead, Billie-Jean Ketcham and Kayla Collins; along with several great grandchildren.

Services will be private. Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com,

Memorials may be given to Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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