V. Maxine Meck

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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  1. 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


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