Mae Buckner Carter Burden, 72, of Hodgenville, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Born on June 21, 1940, in Greensburg, Mae was a graduate of Green County High School in 1958. She continued her education at Campbellsville College, graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education. She taught school for 31 years, most recently at LaRue County High School for 29 years. She retired from teaching in 1992.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hodgenville where she served in numerous roles including Hospitality and Welcoming Committees, the handbell choir and nursery worker. She was a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church from 1991 to 2003. She was president of Hodgenville Cross Town Homemakers and served as secretary for the LaRue Country Extension Service Board and the Green County Genealogical Society. She was very active with her grandchildren and extended family. She had a passion for cooking and was always willing to cook and share recipes with her friends.
Mae leaves a legacy of caring for many people, especially her children's friends and in-laws; families from church and anyone whom she felt needed extra love and to be part of her family. She will be sorely missed by all.
Mae was preceded in death by her parents, James R. "Scottie" Carter and Allene Blakeman Carter of Greensburg.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, W. D. Burden of Hodgenville; four children, Andy Burden (Susana) of Emden, Germany, Troy D. Burden (Michael Mayo) of Louisville, Jayme Burden (Kristi) of Elizabethtown and Tami Burden of Jackson, Tenn.; five grandsons, Dylan Burden, Tyler Burden, Christopher Burden Mayo, Ken Burden and Dan Burden; her sister, Donna Ruth Shuffett; and brother James Richard Carter, both of Greensburg.
The funeral is 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville with Dr. Paul Richey and Rev. George Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bennett-bertram.com.