Maxine C. Flory, 89, vet tech, 4-H leader, farm show exhibitor, enjoyed canning, bluegrass

By on July 18, 2018

Maxine C. Flory, 89 of Ephrata, and formerly of Lititz, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 13, 2018.

She was the daughter of the late Ira and Cleo Strait Mellott. Maxine was the loving wife of the late Lloyd G. Flory, who died in August of 2012.

Throughout her life she helped her husband on the family farm. For many years she helped as a veterinarian technician for Dr. George Heisey veterinary practice in Lebanon. She later worked for Thomas Farm Market, Lititz. She was a member of the White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim. Her interests included: flower gardening, canning, and bluegrass music. Maxine was an experienced 4-H leader to youth in the Lititz area. She was known to present dairy cattle, beef cattle, and sheep, to the Pennsylvania Farm Show, and the Manheim Farm Show, where se was awarded numerous awards over the years.

Surviving are three daughters: Judy Moyer (John K. Sr.) of Annville; Nancy Brenner (William “Bill” Jr.) of Manheim; Jo Ann Zimmerman of Stevens; 14 grandchildren: John K. Moyer Jr., Tonya Nagle (Terry), Tammy Byers (Douglas), Tiffany Coleman (Chase), Jay T. Zimmerman Jr., (Sarah), Jenniffer Oberholtzer (Burnell), James “Jimmy” Zimmerman ( Tara), Jayme, Josh, Jessica, Jade, Jason, Joe, Judy Zimmerman; 16 great-grandchildren: Maddy and Abby Byers, Sierra, Hannah, and Jake Zimmerman, Julia Sevilla, Ava, Brayden, Bryanna Zimmerman, Emma, Amanda, Katelyn, Allison Oberholtzer, Isaac Zimmerman, Hunter and Josiah Zimmerman.

Preceding her in death are three sisters: Emmer Geib, Marden Geib, Thelma Kline; and three brothers: Ray, Chalmer, and Robert “Bobby” Mellott.

Services were held July 17 at White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

To place a condolence online, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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