Ruth M. Maynard, 89, of Granite City, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Williamson County, Ill., a daughter to the late Orville and Ina (Sims) Springs.
Ruth was a member of Calvary Life Church in Granite City and lifelong homemaker and a servant of the Lord. She loved family life and enjoyed cooking and entertaining whenever she had the opportunity. Ruth loved people and was well-known for being the “life of the party” and hugging nearly everyone she met. Ruth had the gift of music from the piano, playing very fast at times. Most of all she loved the Lord and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by and will be missed by her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly 72 years, the Rev. Harold Maynard Jr.; her children, Rebecca and (Roger) Miller of St. Louis, Carol and (Jim) Lindsay of Granite City, and Pastor Mark and (Jill) Maynard of Granite City; grandchildren, Zach Miller, Stephanie and (Marshall) Winslow, Paige and (Adam) Clark, and Abbigail Maynard; great-grandchildren, Cora Winslow and Lydia Winslow; sister-in-law, Murl Springs; brother-in-law, Carl Dahmer; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her infant son, David Maynard; brothers, Carlynn and (Wilma) Springs and Charles Springs; and sisters, Nancy Rose and (James) Carter and Mary Alice Dahmer.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Calvary Life Church, 4650 Maryville Road in Granite City. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the church with Pastor Mark Maynard and Pastor Desi Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Bethalto. Memorials are suggested to Calvary Life Church. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, is serving the family.