Maxine S. Flaherty, 93, passed away on October 12, 2019.
She was born in Rono, in Perry County, on October 24, 1925. Her parents were the late Willard and Ella (Devillez) Cassidy.
Maxine was a 1944 graduate of Oil Township High School. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella.
A homemaker, she had formerly worked at General Electric, 3-D, and Haller’s Food Mart/Holiday Foods. Maxine and her husband, Gerald, had owned and operated The Snappy Grill, formerly in Tell City.
Maxine was a talented seamstress having made many dresses and costumes for her children, including her daughter Sharilyn’s costumes that she wore during Schweizer Fest musicals. She also made over three hundred square dance dresses. Maxine will be remembered by many for her kindness and generous devotion to her family and neighbors.
Surviving are her children, Marlin Flaherty (Diane), St. Meinrad, Sharilyn Franzman (Hal), Tell City and Lavonne Miller (Gary), Santa Claus; sister, Ruth Blandford (Earl), Tell City; grandchildren, Julie Norman (Jim), Josh Flaherty (Sarah), Amy Flaherty, Brandi Franzman, Britt Franzman (Kim), Brooke Franzman, Brock Franzman (Tora), Brianne Lawalin (Derrick) and Megan Miller (Justin) and great grandchildren, Trent Franzman, Kendall, Cameron and Ryder Norman, Ava Flaherty, Ilynd, Baya and Cruz Lawalin, Eli Gray and Ezra Matthews.
Also preceding her in death were her husband, Gerald Flaherty; identical twin sister, Helene Shearn; sisters, Genie Riddle and Rosemary Young and brothers, Durward Cassidy and Leonard Cassidy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at St. Paul Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Rev. Tony Hollowell will officiate. Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM on Wednesday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with a Daughters of Isabella memorial service at 10:30 AM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Mary Cemetery or Daughters of Isabella.
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