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Melba Maxine Lewis

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Melba Maxine Lewis, age 90, of Stilesville, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.

She was born April 29, 1922 in Morgan County to the late Orbra and Esther (Smith) Lambert.

Maxine married William E. Lewis on Nov. 20, 1942. After 58 years together he preceded her in death July 10, 2001.

She was also preceded in death by brothers Roland and Dennis Lambert and grandson Gary Hillers.

Maxine and William are survived by one son, Marshall (Pam) Lewis of Stilesville; and Maxine's sisters, Muril Sims and Marjorie Sargent. Also surviving are a daughter of William, Nancy (Bill) Hillers of Tyler, Texas; sisters Muril Sims and Marjorie Sargent; two grandsons, Allen (Kim) Hillers of Houston, Texas, and Paul Hillers of Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren, Kelsi and Andrew Hillers.

Maxine was a lifelong Morgan County resident. She was also a longtime member of the Plainfield Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

She loved Spanish and frequently was active with the Indianapolis West Washington Spanish Congregation. Maxine wintered in Florida for the last 40 years, and was active there with the Bradenton Airport Spanish Congregation.

She and her husband traveled extensively throughout the world and enjoyed activities with many fellow Jehovah's Witnesses making many new friends with a diverse background. Her knowledge of Spanish was very helpful in many of these countries.

In her younger years she was an accomplished horse breeder and trainer, showing in many states and she continued to follow many equine activities even in later years.

Memorial services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Greencastle Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 104 N. 10th St., with visitation from 2 p.m. until time of services.

Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Southport Chapel, www.wilsonstpierre.com.