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V. Maxine Meck, 90

March 14, 1929 - August 31, 2019

V. Maxine Meck, 90, of Phoenixville, formerly of Willow Street, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Born in Turbotville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clay J. and Margaret E. Webb. She was the loving wife of Virgil A. Meck, who died in 2015. They were married for 66 years.

A 1946 graduate of Columbia High School, Maxine was a homemaker for many years before her career as a secretary began. She was the executive secretary for Bud Mearig at his office supply company and then the president’s secretary of the Lancaster AAA until her retirement in 1994.

Maxine’s faith was strong; she was a faithful prayer warrior. Her daily Bible reading and prayer life were the most important part of her life. A longtime member of Boehm’s United Methodist Church, she was involved in many committees throughout the years. She will be remembered most for serving as General Chairman of the Bicentennial Committee of Boehm’s Chapel in June of 1991, when they celebrated the 200th anniversary of the chapel and also celebrated the completion of the renovations. Maxine also helped with the organization of the annual Apple Festival at the chapel.

Maxine’s hobbies included studying family genealogy and cross-stitching, crocheting, and knitting She was also a collector of antiques and especially enjoyed collecting art glass cruets and old porcelain lemon dishes. Following her retirement, she and her husband, Virgil, traveled extensively throughout the United States, but their favorite destination was the New England states. Maxine was an avid reader of Historical fiction and non-fiction books.

Friends and family will forever remember Maxine’s passion for correspondence and will miss her letters, cards, and telephone calls.

Maxine is survived by her three children: Steven Meck, husband of Diane (Brady), of South Bend, IN; David Meck, husband of Cheryl (Hagens), of Lancaster; and Virginia Frey, wife of Gerald B., Sr., of Phoenixville; eight grandchildren: Christine DeVore, wife of Mark, of Indiana; Andrew Meck, husband of Ana, of Indiana; Kimberly Kaser, wife of Adrian, of Indiana; Todd Meck, husband of Karen, of Lancaster; Tyler Meck, husband of Michelle, of Lititz; Meg Stocking, wife of Mitchell, of Wake Forest, NC; Layne Freedline, wife of Gregory, of Royersford; and Gerald Frey, Jr., husband of Elizabeth, of Phoenixville. She is also survived by sixteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Maxine will be held at 11AM, Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Boehm’s Chapel, 13 W. Boehm’s Rd., Willow Street, PA 17584, with the Rev. Chris Eden officiating. Family and friends will be received at the church from 10AM to 11AM. Maxine will be laid to rest beside her husband in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Maxine’s memory may be made to Boehm’s United Methodist Church at the above address.

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April 17, 2020

She was the best Mamaw in the WHOLE world! – Nadia Elizabeth Frey 

September 09, 2019

Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire Meck family. Your mother and grandmother was a dear friend and support to our family while we served at Boehm’s Church from ’77-’85 as the pastoral family. She was always so cordial and upbeat, had a wonderful smile and loved her Lord Jesus Christ, as was evidenced by her commitment to the church and Chapel. Although we were reassigned to a different congregation before we had a chance to know many of you, we are glad we had the opportunity to know Ginni and Gerald thru their marriage, and Steve and his family thru their misson work sharing. May God’s comforting presence and strength uplift you all in your time of sorrow.

Sincerely in Christ’s love,
Pastor Dennis and Cindi Snovel

September 05, 2019

We never had the honor of meeting Mrs. Meck, but we heard so many wonderful things about her.  Know she will be missed but you have the assurance of a reunion one day.  Prayers for all of you and another angel joined the choir.  Love in Christ, Ken and Sharon Smith, Wake Forest,NC.

September 05, 2019

Thinking of you.  Praise the Lord for happy memories.  Claiming His Promises!  Love you all
Verna Sherick

September 04, 2019

Ginny, Steven,  David and families, 
I am so heartbroken to see of the loss of your wonderful Mom, and Grandmother. I worked with Maxine at AAA and continued our friendship and phone calls, up to a few months ago. 
I will miss Maxine tremendously, but knowing that she has been reunited with your Dad, Virgil, gives me comfort. I know how much she missed the love of her life after he was called to heaven to be with God our Savior. 
May all the wonderful family memories that you all have and the smiles of both your Mom and Dad give you peace in the days, weeks and months to come. 
With my sincere condolences,  
Audrey Horting. 

September 04, 2019

what a kind and soft spoken lady , that is what a remember. A great best friend to my mother June Good, forever grateful for their friendship. love and prayers to the family
Mindy Martin

September 04, 2019

I’m so sorry for you loss. What a beautiful woman. My deepest sympathies to you and your family Ginni.
N Tolson

September 04, 2019

Ginni, I did not know your mother but if she was anything like you I know she is greatly missed. 💕
Linda Mendenhall

September 04, 2019

Thoughts, prayers and love are with you.  Maxine was such a precious lady.  We always enjoyed her.  I am so grateful that I got to speak with her on the phone just a few weeks ago.  She will be missed.
Rob and Lisa Phillips

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