Maxine Dile Shanks, 73, of Elizabethtown, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, surrounded by her family.
She was a fantastic cook who retired from G.C. Burkhead Elementary school Cafeteria. She was a fine example of southern hospitality with a twinkling in her smile and her trademark slow southern drawl. She attended Crossroads Baptist Church and was a member of Wesley Hilltop Senior Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carl "J.C." Shanks Sr.; her parents, Claude and Lena Estes Dile; six brothers, Harlan Dile, Robert Dile, Rollin Dile, Richard Dile, Leon Dile and James Dile; and two sisters, Ethel Mae Berry and Magdeline Wilson.
She is survived by her two daughters, Vicky (Donnie) Fox and Carolyn Shanks, all of Elizabethtown; two sons, Jimmy Shanks of Elizabethtown and Danny Shanks of Flaherty; a sister, Mary Ann Russell of Scottsville; two brothers, Freeman (Bessie) Dile of Frankfort and Henry (Rosie) Dile of New Haven; and three grandchildren, Keaton Shanks, Tracy Ann Bevars and Tyler Bevars.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Rob Sumrall officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday and continues after 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.