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Jean T. Maynard

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BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Jean T. Maynard, 89, widow of Robert W. Maynard, a resident of Union Street, Bennington, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Born in Bennington July 10, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. Thompson Sr. and the former Carrie (Rugg) Thompson. She received her education in the Bennington schools and was a 1935 graduate of the former Bennington High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Maynard were married May 8, 1938, at Sacred Heart Church in Bennington. Mr. Maynard died Nov. 25, 1971.

Mrs. Maynard was employed for many years at the former E.L. Nichols store in Bennington. She loved all children and was especially fond of time spent with her children and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Gregory Jacobs and Sandra and Jay Slade, all of Bennington; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Slade and his wife, Katherine, Kristen Slade, Kaitlin Jacobs and Ryan Jacobs; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Andrew Slade; a brother, Frank Thompson of Bradenton, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. Mrs. Maynard was predeceased by a sister and brother, Elizabeth Dunham and Charles Thompson.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, June 23, 2006, at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Mother Anita Schell-Lambert, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Burial will take place in the family lot at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in Jean T. Maynard’s memory may be made to the Bennington Project Independence Building Fund through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 20, 2006
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