EAST FAIRFIELD — Margaret Mary ‘Marge’ Maynard, age 81, passed away Monday morning, March 30, 2015 at the St. Albans Health and Rehab Facility with her loving family at her side.
She was born March 28, 1934 in Flint Hill, Missouri the daughter of the late Hubert and Hulda (Freymuth) Niederer.
Marge attended St. Theodore Elementary School where she participated in most of the church and town functions. She graduated from Wentzville High School as Valedictorian of her class, participating in athletics and many choral groups. Marge was the happiest when she was around her family and friends. She worked in St. Louis, Mo., doing office work then as a payroll clerk in a garment factory in Wentzville. On June 18, 1955 she was joined in marriage at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Flint Hill, Mo., to John Maynard of Bakersfield, Vt. In July of 1958 they moved to Bakersfield to raise their family and from 1969 to 1984 Marge and John along with their five children owned and operated Maynard’s Market in East Fairfield. Later she worked as Postmaster Replacement in East Fairfield for 14 years. Marge was a member of St. Anthony/St. Georges Catholic Church in East Fairfield and the St. Anthony Rosary Society.
Marge is survived by her husband, John Maynard, of East Fairfield; her children and their families, Doug Maynard, wife, Donna, of East Fairfield and their children, Trevor wife, Jenny, Chris wife, Leah, their children, Noah and Calvin, and Shana Elwood her husband, Adam, and their children Andrew and Abygail, Debbie Maynard – Page and her husband, Michael Page of East Fairfield, Don Maynard of Greensboro Bend, his children, Brian and Victoria and Victoria’s son, Grayson, Dan Maynard his wife, Patti, of Crozet, Va., their children Samantha and Jack, Denise Bordo husband, Scott, of Enosburg Falls and their children, Gregg and Liza; sister, Genevieve Sherman and her husband, William, of Flint Hill, Mo.; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Leona Niederer of Flint Hill, Mo., Norman Sleeper of St. Johnsbury, William Maynard and his wife, Kathy, of Springfield, Vt; many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Marge was predeceased by three infant children, Joseph, Mary and Margaret; her siblings and their spouses, Rose and Clarence Schulte, Joseph and Violet Niederer, Gregory and Mary Emma Niederer, Ethel and Gerald Briley, Kenneth Niederer, and Raymond and Alice Niederer; her sisters-in-law and their husbands, Marjorie and Lesley Bullis, Blanche and Landon Gelbar, Rhoda and Neil McGinn, Marie Sleeper, and Pauline and Bernard Tanner.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony/St. Georges Catholic Church, 9491 Vermont Route 36, East Fairfield with Rev. William Giroux & Rev. Roger Charbonneau con-celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be held later this spring in St. Georges Cemetery in Bakersfield.
Visiting hours will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in Marge’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.
Messages of condolences may be sent to Marge’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.