Ralph Freeman Maynard
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Ralph Freeman Maynard, 91, of Evansville, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013, at VNA Charlier Hospice Center. He was born September 28, 1922, in Evansville, to the late John and Bertha (Rucker) Maynard.
Ralph graduated from Bosse High School.
He served in the US Marine Corp in WWII and was a life member of the VFW #1114.
Ralph was a 50 year member of the Reed Masonic Lodge, member of the Hadi Shrine and the Hadi Shrine Hospital Staff, where he served as Treasurer Emeritus.
He retired from the Evansville Courier and Press in 1986, after 46 years.
Ralph was a member of Salem Church in Darmstadt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Maynard; brother, Paul Maynard; and grandson, Christopher Johnson.
Ralph is survived by his son, Dennis (Sharon) Maynard, of Evansville; daughter, Kathy Harper (Randy), of Evansville; and son, Martin (Robyn) Maynard, of Brownsburg, Ind.; grandchildren, Dennis (Deanne) Maynard, Jr., Krista Maynard (Riki Weeks), Heather Johnson (Tish Wilks), Joshua Maynard (Elizabeth Shepherd), and Lauren Maynard; four great-grandchildren, Micheal, Logan, Gabriel, Issac; and sister, Ruth Irick, of Evansville.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Pastor David Peterson, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. with a 6:15 p.m. Hadi Shrine walk through and a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank VNA Charlier Hospice Center, Willow Park and Dr. Elizabeth Francis and Dr. Patrick Flamion.
In lieu of flower, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Charlier Hospice Center or the Hadi Shrine Hospital Staff Transportation Fund. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.
Published in Courier Press on Dec. 1, 2013