MOUNT VERNON — J. Maxine Wharton Lorey, 94, having lived a life full of many wonderful adventures, passed away peacefully in Corning, New York, Sept. 20, 2019.

Maxine was the daughter of Loyd Wharton and Edna Wheaton Wharton and was born in Mount Vernon. She had also lived in Howard and Coshocton, as well as on the Wharton family farm in Butler township which was begun by William Wharton, Maxine’s great-grandfather, who emigrated from England to Knox County in 1853.

Maxine is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Robert) Brosso, Frederick Lorey, Martha (Christopher) Weber and John and Franziska Lorey and their children, Evan, Kyle and Greta. Also surviving are her sister, Elaine Plumb; a nephew Charles (Kathleen) Plumb; a niece Amy (Robert) Sharpe and their children; as well as her step-sister, Marlene Marquis.

Submitted by Martha Weber.


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