Bertha G. Maynard, age 82, of Gillett, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. She was born on March 11, 1930 in Sayre, to the late Jesse and Bertha (Decker) Gardner. Bertha is survived by her husband, Lester Maynard of Gillett; sons Rev. Donald (Edith) Maynard of Canisteo, N.Y., Melvin (Norreen) Maynard of Simpsonville, S.C. and Bruce Maynard of Gillett; daughter, Beverly (Lloyd) Hite of Canton; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
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Bertha worked at Willard State Hospital and then at the A&P Plant for many years. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. with her son, Rev. Donald Maynard, officiating. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Gillett Cemetery in Gillett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Gillett Baptist Church.
Published in Daily Review on Nov. 14, 2012