Lillian Maxine Delawder High, 72, of Radcliff, died March 17, 2014, at Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox.
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She was born April 12, 1941, in Berryville, Va., the daughter of James Edward and Estie Mae Evans Delawder.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ella Rebecca "Becky" Smith and Minnie A. Whetzel; and five brothers, Harry E., John D., James E. "Jake", Ralph F. "Buck" and Robert L. Delawder.
Generally known as Maxine, she attended Radcliff Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Radcliff. She retired as a Human Resources manager after 25 years service with UARCO Inc. of Radcliff and the Hardin County Sheriffs office.
Maxine was, for many years, an Emergency Medical Technician and a certified instructor in plant safety and medical field subjects such as Blood Borne Pathogens and First Aid.
Some of her other community involvements included chairing Radcliff's largest Golden Armor Festival celebration, helping establish Hardin County Crime Stoppers, support of the Radcliff Optimist Club, elementary school substitute teaching and one of her favorites, Shop With a Cop's annual Christmas events.
Most of her childhood years were spent in rural areas of Hardy County, West Virginia. She and her husband started housekeeping in Burlington, W.Va., and subsequently lived in Fairmont, W.Va., and Clarksburg, W.Va., before moving to Radcliff on Sept. 17, 1971. Maxine always was a very active and fun loving person who made many friends and lasting acquaintances wherever she journeyed.
She had a special love for her community and friends in Kentucky and will long be missed by those who knew her.
She is survived by her husband of more than 56 years, Martin B. "Buzz" High of Radcliff; one daughter, Connie Jo High of Radcliff; one son, Martin B. II "Buddy" High and his wife, Shari, of Niota, Tenn.; one brother, Guy H. Delawder (Betty) of Old Fields, W.Va.; one grandson, Martin B. High III of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove.
There will be no service following the visitation.
Coffey & Chism Funeral Home
769 Highland Avenue
Vine Grove, KY 40175
Published in The News-Enterprise on Mar. 19, 2014