Gary High School 1914-1978

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JUNE 2, 1934-OCTOBER 21, 2012

Gary High School  1952

Phyllis "Maxine" Lambert

ANAWALT — Phyllis "Maxine" Lambert, 78, of 3430 Anawalt Ridge Rd., Anawalt, W.Va. (Leckie), passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gary, W.Va. from complications due to Parkinson's disease and colon cancer.

Born June 2, 1934 in Leckie, W.Va., Maxine was the daughter of the late Harvey and Ollie Marrs Lambert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, William (Bill), George (Foozie), Ted and Randy Lambert; and sister-in-law, Nancy Lambert.

Maxine graduated from Gary High School and moved to Bridgeton, N.J. two years later to work for Owens Illinois Glass Factory until it closed in the 1980s. She then worked as a cashier at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J. and later employed at Wheaton's Glass until her retirement. Upon retirement, Maxine moved back to Leckie, W.Va. to be near (and help take care of) her mother, brothers and sisters. She faithfully attended Boyd's Chapel Methodist Church (her home church) and Jenkin Jones Methodist Church until her illness last year.

Those left to dearly remember Maxine include three brothers, Frank (Vicky) Lambert of Leckie, W.Va., Gordon (Fran) Lambert of Pageton, W.Va., and Willard Lambert (Linda) of Anawalt, W.Va.; one sister, Diane (Ronnie)Farmer of Leckie, W.Va.; aunt, Kathleen Lambert of Princeton, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Shirley Lambert of Anawalt, W.Va. and Betty Ecret of Millville, N.J. She is also survived by a special nephew, Ted of Millville, N.J., whom Maxine thought of as a son and several other nieces and nephews. Also, Maxine was devoted to her great-nephews and nieces, Theo and Jake Lambert, Hannah Cox, Matthew and Marissa Akers, all whose visits and calls always brightened her days. She also loved her other great-nieces and nephews that she didn't see as often.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Va. with Pastor Clifton Miller officiating. Interment will follow at the Lambert Family Cemetery in Leckie, W.Va. Friends may call Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Va. Pallbearers will be friends, nephews and cousins.

Maxine’s wishes were in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Boyds Chapel Cemetery Fund, 102 Marigold Lane, Anawalt, WV to help maintain the cemetery or McDowell Co. Humane Society (Spay and Neuter Fund), Box 714, Welch, WV to help prevent more stray and abandoned dogs in the county.

The Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Va. is serving the Lambert family.

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