Elva Maynard, age 78 of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 23, 2020 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on June 3, 1942 to Lewis and Alice (Hunt) Maynard in Myrtle, West Virginia. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. On June 8, 1964 in Mannheim, Germany, he married Brigitte (Schneble) Maynard, who resides in Defiance.
Elva was a member of Defiance AMVETS #1991. He worked for General Motors for over 46 years until his retirement in 1999. He was a huge fan of Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds baseball, and above all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Elva was very proud of his sons and their accomplishments. He will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends.
Elva is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Brigitte Maynard of Defiance, and his three sons; Raymond (Lisa) Maynard of Snohomish, WA, Tom Maynard, and Dan (Ladonna) Maynard, all of Defiance. He also leaves behind six grandchildren; Ryan, Benjamin, Madison, Keagan, Kinley, and Gavin Maynard, and his siblings; Nancy (Johnie) Gore of VA, Brookie Hall of WV, Ken (Lynn) Maynard of OH, Raymond (Scarlett) Maynard of WV, Richard (Patricia) Maynard of WV, and Mertie (Willard) Smith of VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings; Harmon Maynard, Henry Maynard, John Maynard, Bertha Estepp, and Andy Maynard.
There will be no local visitation or service. Burial will take place in Delbarton, WV. Schaffer Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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