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Opal Lea Maynard

Funeral services for Opal Lea Maynard, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Maynard passed away at 5:25 a.m., Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Brooke Haven Healthcare.


She was born February 2, 1935 at Willow Springs, Missouri, to Jessie (Ellison) and Carl Ford. On March 16, 1965, she was married at Miami, Oklahoma to Sam Maynard, who preceded her in death on March 24, 2008.  Mrs. Maynard took pride in hard work. She worked at Rawlings for 22 years and then later was head housekeeper at Holiday Inn for many years. She loved to work in her yard; mowing, planting and growing her flowers and gardens. She also loved spending time with her family and going to gospel singings.


She is survived by her son Sammy Maynard and wife, Elizabeth, Pomona, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Robin Jordan, Columbia, Missouri; four grandchildren Leslie Squire, Branson, Missouri, Krista Lair and husband, Heath, West Plains, Missouri, Jenna Wintemberg and husband, Derek, Columbia, Missouri and Morgan Maynard, West Plains, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren, Kourtney, Hunter, Brett, Connor, Mason, Jax, and Gryffin; two sisters, Wilma Earls, Thomasville, Missouri and Louise Webster and husband, Don, West Plains, Missouri.


She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Jan Squire, son Pete Jordan, son-in-law Danny Squire, sister Maxine Ross, brothers, Carl (Bud) Ford, Jr. and Jim Ford, and brother-in-law, Charles Earls.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Brooke Haven Activity Fund and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences July be expressed at