VINTON:  Patricia (Pat) Joan Maynard, age 85, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospice in Cedar Rapids, enveloped in the love of her family.

Private family funeral services will be held at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton.  Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton, next to her husband Max.

She was born on April 28, 1932, the daughter of Joseph Allen and Ordella Jean (Joplin) Singer.  Patricia’s mother died when she was just four years old and Patricia lived most of her school years with her paternal grandparents in Clinton, Illinois.  She moved to Portland, Oregon where she met Max Maynard. They married on December 29, 1951, in Stevenson, Washington.  They returned to the family farm north of Shellsburg, Iowa, in 1953.  They later moved to their home north of Vinton in 1962.

Pat always worked outside of the home at various jobs, retiring from Quaker Oats.

Pat’s love was her family and they were her sole reason for existence.   She enjoyed being a mother and grandmother and the many family gatherings.  She truly enjoyed all of her grandchildren.   She also loved animals and was always taking care of the many animals found on the farm.

She was a long-time member of the Vinton American Legion Auxiliary and attended the Stewart Memorial Methodist Church.

Patricia is survived by her children Michelle Maynard of Princeton, Jill (Gary) Marlow of Vinton, LeAnn (Mark) Jaeger of Shellsburg, and Bud (Shannon) Maynard of Vinton; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Monk, Tony (Jessica) Harmon, Stacey (Jed) Fisher, Garrett Marlow, Tiff (Mike) Kuennen, Alex Maynard, Addy Maynard; her great-grandchildren, Josy, Tim and Jeorjia Harmon, Tate Brink, Teagen Monk; Farrah and Laila Fisher, Everly and Isaac Kuennen; her brother Jack Singer of California; her brother-in-law and sister-in- law  Owen and Colleen Maynard of Shellsburg; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Max in 2003, and daughter Jean Harmon in 2008, and a half-brother Jobie Singer.

Online condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com