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Lois C. Maynard

July 28, 1927 — October 27, 2014

Lois C. Maynard     “beloved wife and mother”

BOLIVAR, NY---Lois C. Maynard, 87, of Bolivar, NY, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY, after a long illness.
     Born July 28, 1927 in Artesia, NM, she was a daughter of Arthur Lee “Jack” and Maude Alice Pitts Jackson.  On February 17, 1945 in Rapid City, South Dakota, she married Gordon M. Maynard, who survives.
     Mrs. Maynard was a graduate of Artesia High School, class of 1944.  She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.  
     She was a member of Faith Bible Church in Little Genesee.  When her children were growing up, she was a Sunday school teacher at the former Evangelical United Brethren Church in Millport where she was also a member of the Ladies’ Missionary Society for many years. At that time she was also the youth director for the church, being like a mom to 100’s of children that were associated with the church through the years.  Her faith was the foundation of her life.
     In 1986 Mrs. Maynard and her husband retired to Clearwater, Florida, returning to live in Bolivar in 2003 to be closer to their family.  In Florida, she loved the times when her grandchildren would come to visit, getting up early with them to collect seashells on the beach.  She also enjoyed sewing, baking for her family, and most especially loved caring for and spending time      with her family.
     Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Elaine (Jerry) Goodridge of Scio, Patricia (Jim) Kloosterman of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Donna (Terry) Mascho of Bolivar; a son, Martin G. Maynard of Olean; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Gladys Neil of Ruidoso, New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maynard was predeceased by a brother Neil Jackson; and a sister, Dorothy Tipps.
     Friends may call on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Faith Bible Church, Little Genesee, NY, with the Rev. Clint Pearsall, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, PA.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, 141 East State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895.
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