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Maxine Coyle Elliott, age 90, of Lebanon Road, Springfield, passed away at 1:14 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013 at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
Born and reared in the Pottsville Community of Washington County, she was born on Nov. 30, 1922 to the late James Harrison and Ada Harmon Coyle.
Receiving her early education at a one-room school near Pottsville, she graduated from Mackville High School in 1941 and later attended St. Catharine College. She was a charter member of the River of Life Church. Mrs. Elliott was a retired longtime employee of over 40 years at the Springfield State Bank where she worked as a teller, a member for many years of the Springfield Business and Professional Women's Club where she was honored as the 1987 'Woman of Achievement'. She also received the 'Citizen of the Year' award from the Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
She was a Kentucky Colonel and a sports enthusiast. She followed the 'Kentucky Wildcats' and the Washington County High School girls and boys basketball teams faithfully. Mrs. Elliott thoroughly enjoyed politics and was active on the local and state level of the Democratic Party. She was an active participant of the local Senior Citizens Center.
On Nov. 30, 1945 she was united in marriage to, J. Bourbon Elliott. He was a farmer, served as the county sheriff, and was also Washington County Judge Executive. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1989.
Also preceding her in death were her two sisters, Faye Riedel and Eunice Holderman; her five brothers, Dr. Marcus Allen Coyle, Clifford Coyle, John Earl Coyle, Howard Coyle and Truman 'Jack' Coyle; and two nephews, Clippy Coyle and G.R. Coyle.
Survivors include her daughter, Martha Ann Stallings and her husband, Charles of Blacksburg, Virginia; her two sons, Mark Elliott and Mike Elliott and his wife, Ella of Springfield; six grandchildren, Michelle Ballew (Curtis), Chad Elliott, Kim Brady, Melanie Russell (Anthony), Charley-Anne Piersol (Andrew) and Elliott Stallings; and 11 great-grandchildren, Brooke, Miles and Madeline Ballew, Leslie and Austin Elliott, Alex, Anna, Maddie and Nathan Russell, Tyson and Andie Piersol; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Apr. 15 at the River Of Life Church with Rev. Troy Shelton, the church pastor, officiating.
Burial was on Cemetery Hill in Springfield.
Serving as pallbearers were Tony Royalty, Freddie Smith, Billy Hilton, Bernard Smalley, Robbie Polin and Steve Hale.
Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 East Main Street Springfield, KY 40069
Published in The Springfield Sun on Apr. 17, 2013