News and Tribune

March 22, 2013

Betty ‘Maxine’ Brock

81; of New Albany

— Funeral services for Betty “Maxine” Brock, 81, of New Albany, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Kraft Funeral Service, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany, with private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany. She died Friday, March 22, 2013, at Green Valley Care Center with her loving husband, George, by her side.

 She was born March 10, 1932 in New Albany, to James “Mack” Lambert and Marie Heckler Collins. She was a waitress at the old Tommy Lancaster’s on Market Street for many years. She later retired from the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown. She loved doing many different crafts and loved selling her creations at the local craft shows for many years. She was so proud to have won blue ribbons at several 4-H Fairs. She volunteered at Mt. Tabor Elementary School, Hazelwood Middle School and New Albany High School from 1987-2009.  She loved decorating her home for all the holidays inside and out and loved her vegetable garden and her flowers.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories and those who will miss her tremendously, her husband of 45 years, George W. Brock; daughters, Sharon Shope and her husband, Wayne, and Rhonda Collins and her husband, Jack;

son-in-law, Chet Ballew Sr.; grandchildren, Chet Ballew Jr. and his wife, Leslie, Natalie Bennett and her husband, George, Rachel Bielefeld and Rebecca Hardesty and her husband, Donnie; great-granddaughters, Breanna Bielefeld (who she proudly raised), and Alexandria Gatton; sister, Iris and her husband, Roy; and several nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by her dog, Angel, and all her grand-dogs.

 She was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Diann Rodriquez; father, James “Mack” Lambert; and mother and step-father, Marie and Clyde Collins.

The family would like to thank the staff of Green Valley Care Center for the love they freely shared with Maxine and her family. Her smile will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

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