Maxine R. Flanary passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in Manhattan. She was at the Bramlage House at Meadow Lark Hills after a short stay in the hospital from a fractured hip.
Mrs. Flanary was born February 13, 1922 at Emmett, the daughter of Godfrey A and Rose Schoemann Rezac. She grew up in the Emmett community and graduated from Emmett High School in 1940. Mrs. Flanary worked several years at Capper Publication in Topeka before she was married.
Family was Maxine’s first love, she was a loving wife, mother and grammy. Maxine was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. She was also a member of the alter sodality at the church. She reconfirmed her faith at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Manhattan when her daughter Janice was baptized there while in college. Maxine was a member of Hoy-Heim American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 178 in St. Marys. Mrs. Flanary also was a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
On May 10, 1947 she was united in marriage to Harold M. Flanary in Topeka. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Harold and Delaine Rezac, and a sister-in-law Elsie Rezac.
Survivors include her son Richard (Claudeane) Flanary, St. Marys; her daughter Janice Flanary, Manhattan; grandson Harold Lee Flanary and her best companion, Alberta the cat.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Manhattan. Visitation will be an hour before the mass. Private interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, the Wamego Boy Scouts Equipment Fund, or T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, KS. 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.