Born July 22, 1921

Maxine G. Freling (Ottaway) Born July 22, 1921 and died January 21, 2013. Predeceased by husband, Robert Freling and daughter, Ardis Weber. Survived by children Janet Porter of Rochester, NY; Carl (Gayle) Freling of Canton, GA; Nila (Bernard) Garske and Earl Freling of Ripley, NY; Edra (Robert) Brower of Palmetto, FL; and son-in-law Dale Weber of Sarasota, FL; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

A lifelong resident of Ripley, NY, Maxine was an active leader for many years in 4-H, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts; she enjoyed her years of membership in Home Bureau, Women’s Democratic Society and South Ripley Methodist Church. Maxine’s Goat Milk Fudge was well-known in the Ripley area for many years, a homemade product sold at road-side stands in the early ‘60s. In the ‘70’s, she and her dear friend, Evelyn Spoon, shared a love of being Beeline Clothing Representatives for home parties in the Chautauqua County area.

Bob and Maxine traveled cross-country several times during their fulfilling retirement, wintering in Florida and spending delightful summers in Ripley. May God bless her Heavenly journey and homecoming. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the South Ripley Methodist Church, 10008 North East-Sherman Road, Ripley, NY 14775 or a charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring. Arrangements by Alvah Halloran & Son Funeral Home.


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February 4, 2013

Carl and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family with the loss of your Mom.
Alan & Evvie Lewis, Bay Village, Ohio

Frand & Robyn Wentz

January 31, 2013

The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss, but the tender sense of sadness
that comes in saying good-bye for now to someone we love.
May today's sorrow give way to the peace and
comfort of God's love.
Special prayer for you Carl and the family
Frank and Robyn Wentz

Lois (Munger) Fladie

January 29, 2013

I just want to offer my condolences to the entire family of Aunt Maxine. It was a joy to know her and I know she will be greatly missed by all.

Robert Brower

January 29, 2013

Thank you for the great job you and dad did raising your daughter, Edra. She turned out to be a wonderful mother and wife. Looking forward to see you all in heaven someday.
your son-in-law, Robert Brower

Fred and Carol Northrup

January 28, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

January 28, 2013

Carl and Family
What a pretty lady. I know how proud you were of her and her accomplishments. Moms are hard to lose but you will always carry her in your heart and all the things she taught you. Lyn Mathis (Copperhill, TN)

January 27, 2013

To all of Maxine's
children..and especially Edra.
I tried many times to make
contact with some of you but
could not remember names...
but I want to tell you Bob and
Maxine were the most interesting people to talk with
ever. She and Bob would come to our house when they arrived
back in Florida each year and it was just a joy to have them visit and we missed those times later on. She kept us
informed about each of you and
what you were doing so it
seemed like we knew you personally.

Maxine and I were students in
the upholstery program at Vo
Tech and later on she attended
Democratic Women meetings with you will know who in
the world I am!

I extend my deepest sympathy to
each of you and may God bless.

Joyce Fulford

January 27, 2013

January 27, 2013

January 27, 2013