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Maxine Flanary

March 17, 2014

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.

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20 thoughts on “Maxine Flanary

  1. Janice:
    I’m sorry abound the loss of your mom. I didn’t really she had passed away. She was a great mother. I have many great memories of her.
    Beverly Fox Williams

    • I am just now looking at this, sorry Sweetheart. My dear Aunt Toot (Phyliis) passed away tonight.

      I am not really a FB person, nothing personal.

      Please say prayers, thank you. xox

  2. To all The Flanary family, So very sorry about your dear sweet mother! You are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time! God bless you all! Ruth

  3. Another old friend has passed away. I will miss her. so many good memories. You have my deepest sympathy. May all your memories comfort you

  4. Janice, RIchard, and Claudeane
    So sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to lose a parent, and I know she will be missed by many. Your family is in our prayers.

  5. RIchard, Claudeane, Lee, and Janice
    Sorry to hear about Maxine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Dennis, Tammy, Rich and Becky Biswell

  6. I send my deep sympathy to all of you at this sad time of Maxine’s passing . She was a beautiful lady inside and out . She will be deeply missed. Sincerely, Charlotte Kling

  7. Richard and Family, So sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  8. Flanary Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother/Grandmother. We know she will never be forgotten but praying your memories bring you peace and joy.

    Potwin Pet Clinic

  9. Rick, Claudeane, and Lee,

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, Rick. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman and we know she will be greatly missed by all of you. Sending you our love and prayers.

    The Flinns

  10. Flanary family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of aunt Maxine. She was such a sweet and loving soul I have many fond memories of her and uncle Harold growing up. I know they will be happy to be together again. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  11. Janice, Rick, Claudeane, and Lee, We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful lady, always had a smile on her face!
    May God hold you in his arms and give you comfort.
    Marvin and Beth Gideon

  12. Richard and Janice, So very sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was a wonderful woman and she will be missed by many I am sure.
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both as you go through this difficult time… Harold will be happy to see her again and hold her in his arms . I am sure he was waiting at the gate for her to show up. God be with you all. Thanks Maxine for the memories…

  13. Maxine was a Wonderful and Awesome Neighbor to Us for a long time. will never forget Her. Sending Prayers to All. We were all lucky to have known Her.

  14. Rick, Claudeane & Lee-

    I was sorry to learn of the death of your Mother & Grandmother. I saw you on Sunday at the hospital and thought things were going well. We just never know when it is our time; only God knows that. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Linda Jolly

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