Maxine Hittle


Maxine Hittle, 94, of Spencer, passed away at her residence Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

She was born in Portland, Tennessee, on Aug. 3, 1920, to Arthur Lovell and Elsie (Mayes) Lovell. Maxine was employed at WTTV (Channel 4) in Indianapolis as the secretary to Cowboy Bob and Janie. Her secretarial career also included working for her brother, the inventor of the Bearcat Scanner, and at the Indiana Statehouse.

She was a member of Gosport Christian Church and Spencer Christian Church.

Maxine and her husband, Ralph, taught Bible study at Gosport Nursing Home for 27 years. She enjoyed traveling, writing poetry and staying at their lake house, where she could be found fishing in the early-morning hours for catfish. To say that Maxine was an avid fan of the Pacers would be an understatement, she was their biggest fan, watching games and even attending as a VIP during one of their home games.

Maxine is survived by her children, Thomas Hittle (Shirley) of Franklin, Sandra Hurst of Indianapolis and Becky Reynolds (Jim) of Spencer; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph I. Hittle (Feb. 4, 2015); a brother, James “Al” Lovell; and a sister, Jewell Frances Lovell.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Chandler Funeral Home-Whitaker Chapel, 2 E. Main St. in Gosport, with Pastor Scott Porter and the Rev. Norman Ward officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Orchard Hill Cemetery in Wanamaker on the southeast side of Indianapolis.

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