Born July 22, 1921, and died Jan. 21, 2013, at age 91. Predeceased by husband, Robert Freling; and daughter, Ardis. Survived by children: Janet Porter of Rochester, N.Y., Carl (Gayle) Freling of Canton, Ga., Nila (Bernard) Garske and Earl Freling of Ripley, N.Y., and Edra (Robert) Brower of Palmetto, Fla; son-in-law, Dale Weber of Sarasota, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A lifelong resident of Ripley, N.Y., 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 roadside stands in the early 1960s. In the 1970s, she and her dear friend, Evelyn Spoon, shared a love of being Beeline Clothing representatives for home parties in the Chautauqua County area.
Maxine G. (Ottaway) Freling
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, 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.