Della Mae Atwell, age 96 of Lexington, passed away on February 2nd, 2021. Born October 6th, 1924 in Versailles, KY to the late Everett Tucker and Della Tucker; one of seven children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Atwell and her son, William Dale Lancaster. She was also preceded in death by her 6 siblings, Everett "June" Tucker, Henry Tucker, Myrtle Hogan, Margaret Clegg, Joanne Arnold, and Raymond Tucker.
She is survived by her daughter in law, Jayne Hill Lancaster, her step daughter Jane Ann (Ralph) Blakeman, and grandchildren William Wesley (Ann) Lancaster, and LeAnne Lancaster Brooks. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, William Dylan (Shelby) Lancaster, Caroline Blythe Lancaster, Allison Brooks (Conner) Sebastian, and Addie Mae Brooks.
She graduated from Versailles High School in 1942 and worked at Kentucky Utilities and Second National Bank. Ms. Atwell was also a bookkeeper, and accountant for Bluegrass Auto Body in Lexington for many years. Ms. Atwell was a member of Tates Creek Christian Church. Her love for others, her laugh, her honesty, and her wisdom will be truly missed.
Visitation will be at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home in Versailles, Ky. Monday, February 8, 2021 from 11:00-1:00. Service to follow, burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Frankfort, Ky. Pallbearers will be Jordan Tucker, Alan Tucker, Dan Riffe, Kris Riffe, Dylan Lancaster, and Wes Lancaster. Honorary pallbearers are Marlon Strings, Mark Griffin, and Nolan Sanchez.
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