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Evelyn Maxine WorleyPassing: December 27, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 31st @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, December 31st @ 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Tuesday, December 31st

MITCHELL – Evelyn “Maxine” Worley, was born April 25, 1924, in Mitchell to Rice and Grace (Barlow) Blackerby.  She married Elmer “Tony” Worley February 8, 1947, and he preceded her in death January 14, 2010, after 63 years of marriage.

She went to her eternal resting home on December 27, 2019, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home.

Maxine is survived by:
Chieta (Dale) Rightley of Ellettsville
Rhonda (Tom) Harrell of Lexington, Kentucky
Wynola “Odie” (Verl) Taylor of Bedford
Deb DeLong of Jacksonville, Florida
Jan (Jerry) Fortner of Bedford
as well as grandchildren,
Mark (Tony) Lewis of East Hampton, New York
Marty (Monica) Lewis of Indianapolis
Michelle (Shane) Henderson of Lexington, Kentucky
Troy (Roxane) Callahan of Paragon
Trisha Callahan (Jason) Garcia of Franklin
Taj (Kristi) DeLong of Florida
Tia (Jason) Rogers of Florida
Stephanie (Steven) Sipes of Mitchell
several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
Maxine was blessed with living siblings,
June Hall of Mitchell
Bonnie Bundy of Mitchell
Sue Woods of Mitchell
Janet Quinn of Mitchell
as well as sister-in-law,
Katie Sullivan of Springville

She was predeceased by parents; husband; son-in-law, Pete Tardiff; and siblings, Ray Blackerby, Earl Blackerby, Marie Sebastian, and Nelson Blackerby.

Maxine enjoyed tending to her flowers, camping, canning fresh vegetables, and quilting.  For her 90th birthday, she made each of her daughters a quilt. 

Maxine stayed home caring for her daughters until the last one started school, at which time she started working at RCA in Bloomington where she worked until her retirement in 1979.

Maxine was a devoted mother who never missed a cheerleading event, baton twirling event and all things her girls participated in.  Maxine was a loving mother and wonderful grandmother to all of her grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family would like to extend special thank you to Gina Barisano, Beth Collins, Heart to Heart Hospice, and special Hospice Nurse, Korina Dusard, as well as life-long friend Danny Blevins, who kept her supplied with all the fresh green beans she canned.

In honor of our mother, you will be seeing lots of the color red at her celebration of life, as red was her favorite color.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 31, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.  Burial will be Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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21 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Penny Connerley Wicks | Cooper, Texas
    Date: January 6, 2020
    Odie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a fine lady and i really enjoyed what few times i saw her. I knew nothing of her passing til today, please accept my heartfelt condolences. You cousin Penny
  2. Guest: Lisa Buck Tincher | Orleans, IN
    Date: January 1, 2020
    So sorry to hear about your Mother. Love and prayers.
  3. Guest: Joann Phipps Teresi | Deerfield Beach
    Date: December 31, 2019
    Dear Debbie. Sending you sympathy on the death of your mother. I'm glad she lived a good, long life. I remember our days at Crane when we were good friends. I'm in Deerfield Beach FL now. I see you are in Jacksonville. Maybe we could get together some day at Disney or somewhere 1/2 way in-between. I'd love to catch up with you on our lives in the past 40 years or so. Thinking of you with fond memories, Joann Phipps Teresi
  4. Guest: Terry and Pauline Sanders | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: December 31, 2019
    Our hearts go out to each and every one of the family. Terry graduated with Odie and I graduated with Debbi. Odie, you took after your mom quilting.Continued prayers for all.
  5. Guest: Bobby Brown | Venice Florida
    Date: December 31, 2019
    Jan I’m sorry for your loss.
  6. Guest: Mike & Cynthia Sullivan | Wellington, Colorado
    Date: December 30, 2019
    I will always cherish the "stories" Elmer, Maxine, Dad, & Mom would tell when visiting and reminiscing of the 'old days'. Very few people made Mom & Dad laugh as much as Elmer and Maxine. Rest in peace Maxine, you will always be remembered.
  7. Guest: Janet Noe | Mitchell
    Date: December 30, 2019
    Odie, Trisha and family. Was sorry to hear about your loved one. It's never easy letting go. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Janet
  8. Guest: Robin R Robbins | Paoli
    Date: December 30, 2019
    Maxine was a very good person, I enjoyed going to help Tony will be missed
  9. Guest: Pam Pridemore | Mitchell, In.
    Date: December 30, 2019
    Odie, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.
  10. Guest: Connie | Bedford, IN
    Date: December 30, 2019
    I worked many years ago with Maxine at RCA. She was a delight to work with, always with a smile on her face and she was a hard worker but willing to help any newbies that help. So sorry for your loss, but definitely heaven's gain.
  11. Guest: Chick | Southport, Indiana
    Date: December 30, 2019
    I spent many happy times at your house. You were a great aunt. No more pain. Reunion time in heaven Cousins you are in my prayers. You were good daughters to your Mom and Dad. 🙏 Chick and Rick
  12. Guest: Brad and Lee Purlee | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: December 30, 2019
    Odie and Verl and all of the family, you are in our prayers. It is never easy to say goodbye. God bless you and comfort you.
  13. Guest: Rita Anderson | Bedford , IN
    Date: December 30, 2019
    Many fond memories spent with Maxine and her sisters at Home Interior Shows!! The whole group loved all the greenery and all the Christmas items!! They were such a fun group to be with !! Odie and Trisha were our neighbors on Lincoln Avenue !! Trisha was a frequent part of our family !! Jim Worked with Tony at GM and they hunted some together !! Such an Era we were a part of!! Much love and prayers to you all!! Stephanie was also a part of my home interior years as a client and a consultant in my group !❤ Rita Anderson
  14. Guest: Donna Gerkin Kendall | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 30, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss. Love and comfort be with you.
  15. Guest: Cynthia Delaney Peters | Bedford. IN 47421
    Date: December 30, 2019
    Girls, I am so sorry for the loss of ur mother and wonderful lady. I know she will be missed by many. So sorry I can't attend as I'm out of state until February. Cynthia Delaney Peters
  16. Guest: Paula Morris Williams | Fairfield Township Ohio
    Date: December 30, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. Remember your mother well
  17. Guest: April Glenn | Clearwater FL
    Date: December 30, 2019
    Trish and Odie. Am so sorry to hear this. Love you guys. April
  18. Guest: Diane Reynolds | Bedford
    Date: December 29, 2019
    So sorry for the loss of your mother.
  19. Guest: Brenda Mckain, Secretary Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: December 29, 2019
    We are all so sorry for your loss.
  20. Guest: Tim Williams | Livingston, TX
    Date: December 29, 2019
    Sorry about you Mom Odie & sisters.
  21. Guest: Betsy Hays Bossaer | Reynolds, IN
    Date: December 29, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady who will be missed terribly by all who knew her. Prays of comfort and peace we know she’s reunited with many in heaven today.