Anna Miriam Maynard, 92, of Lee’s Summit, MO, ended her earthly journey and went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2023.
Anna was born on December 14, 1930 in New Salem, ND to Lydia and Alfred Egli. She married her devoted husband, Harold (Hal) Maynard in 1961 and they had two sons, John and Andy. They lived in the Kansas City area since 1961.
Anna graduated high school from New Salem, N.D. She was a graduate of Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND and University of Kansas School of Physical Therapy. She worked in Physical Therapy in Denver, Colorado/Des Moines, Iowa and Kansas City. (Rehabilitation Institute, Hospitals and on call or part time at various Nursing homes and clinics). She retired in 1993 after 10 years in Home Health with Visiting Nurses Association.
She loved to do volunteer work in the community, school and church, helping out with Youth, Sunday School, Music and Cub Scouts. She did Ministry of outreach to elderly and “shut ins”, was a Heartland Presbyterian Camp volunteer and worked with Neighbor to Neighbor.
Anna was a lover of music. She enjoyed playing the piano for herself and with friends. She continued to be the accompanying pianist and led sing-alongs up until the last week of her life.
She is survived by her 2 sons, John Maynard, wife Debbie, children: Jennifer, David and Daniel; and Andy Maynard, wife Janace, children: Joshua and Addison; siblings Rose Marie Utley (Bill) of Lincoln, NE and Edwin Egli (Sharie) of New Salem, ND.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold (Hal) Maynard; parents, brothers, John and Elmer Egli and sister Martha Becker.
Anna will always be remembered as “someone who cared and was available”.
For donations instead of flowers the family requests any charitable organization that relieve suffering of disease. If you need a specific one, JDRF or heartland Presbyterian Camp.
Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023 at the John Knox Village Chapel.
Burial will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higgensville, MO.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, 816-524-3700.
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
We appreciated Anna’s entertaining the Shamrockers with her pianist talents when we met for our luncheons. We all feel blessed to have known Anna a very special lady.
To John and Andy,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Bev and I both grew fond of Uncle Harold and Aunt Ann, especially after they came to visit us in Germany for a number of days way back in the 1980s. We had a great visit. We have stopped by to see them a number of times whenever back in Missouri. We had a good visit with Aunt Ann by phone just a couple days before she passed. With her passing, I feel like we’ve lost the last of a generation of people in the family. Bev and I will truly miss her.
What a blessing to play 4-hand piano with Anna and share good times with she and Hal for 16 years. They’re together again at last. 🙏❤️
Anna was a neighbor for the last 3 years. I would visit her whenever I walked my dog. She was such a kind and generous lady. I went to see her in Assisted Living and she was always so thrilled when anyone came to visit. My dog, Bear, and I went to see her not long ago and he sat in her lap the whole time! She seemed to really enjoy his visit! She was a dear friend and I will miss her so much. May you Rest In Peace Anna. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Anna (Ann) has always been a kind and gracious aunt to my brothers and me, a loving sister to my dad, a true friend to my mother, and a blessing to numerous other people. She loved to talk with family members and always endeavored to maintain connections. Even after some of her siblings left the earth, she stayed in touch with nieces and nephews. Anna was genuinely interested in what was going on in other peoples’ lives and she kept many people in her prayers. She deeply loved Jesus and she deeply loved her family. She freely shared her faith, her love, her advice, and her opinions…and I am grateful that she cared so much to do so. I will always be thankful to have known her in this life, and I look forward, with anticipation, to spending time with her in God’s kingdom. Anna was and is a true blessing!
I remember Ann from the years your family attended Northminster Presbyterian. She was a special lady and talented musician. She volunteered to do a children’s choir and I still remember some of the songs she taught the children. You boys grew up in our church, so I still have good memories of both of you. Your dad had a garden with Vince and I behind the church. I talked to Ann about a year ago after getting her number from Ruth Woody. Always missed them after they moved away. Blessings to your families.