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December 17, 2012


Dec. 10, 2012

Melba Maxine Lewis of Stilesville died Dec. 10 at the age of 90.

Born April 29, 1922, in Morgan County, she was a daughter of the late Orbra and Esther (Smith) Lambert. She married William E. Lewis on Nov. 20, 1942. They were married for 58 years before his death.

Mrs. Lewis was a lifelong resident of Morgan County and a longtime member of Plainfield Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She enjoyed Spanish and was frequently active with the Indianapolis West Washington Spanish Congregation. She wintered in Florida for the past 40 years and while there was active 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 diverse backgrounds. 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 continued to follow many equine activities even in later years.

Survivors include a son, Marshall (Pam) Lewis of Stilesville; sisters Muril Sims and Marjorie Sargent; a stepdaughter, Nancy (Bill) Hillers of Tyler, Texas; grandsons Allen (Kim) Hillers of Houston, Texas, and Paul Hillers of Dallas, Texas; and great-grandchildren Kelsi and Andrew Hillers.

Preceding her in death were brothers Roland and Dennis Lambert and a grandson, Gary Hillers.

Services are 4 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Greencastle Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 104 N. 10th St.

Calling will be for two hours prior to the service.

Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Southport Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonstpierre.com.

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