Maxine DeLap, 72, of Norris City passed away at 8:05 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Carmi, IL on July 16, 1948 the daughter of Curtis H. and Bonnie Odell (Gunnels) Melton. Maxine married Jesse Roy DeLap on August 31, 1968. She graduated from Crossville High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from Oakland City University in Early Childhood Education. Maxine worked for Wabash Area Development as part of the Headstart Program. She was a member of the Norris City Christian Church. Maxine was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time working in her garden and flower beds, but her greatest joy was spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Maxine is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jesse; a daughter, Melinda Rachelle (Richard) Chrisman of Norris City; a son, Jason (Angie) DeLap of Norris City; two grandsons, Jacob (Chelsea) DeLap and Justin Knight; two great-grandchildren, Macy and Jesse DeLap; five sisters, Rebecca Sutton of Evansville, IN, Sally Wilson of Tallahassee, FL; Betty Gregory of Cleveland, TN, Patricia Welch of Macomb, IL and Sandra Smith of Columbus, GA; four brothers, Walter Melton of Chattanooga, TN, James Melton of Anchorage, AK, Robert Melton of Marion, IL and John Melton of Norris City; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harold Melton.
Funeral Service for Maxine DeLap, 72, of Norris City will be private with burial in the DeLap Section of Mt. Oval Cemetery near Norris City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Maxine’s memory to Residential Hospice, 104 Airway Dr., Ste 1, Marion, IL 62959 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City who is in charge of arrangements.