Verda Lee Maynard, age 86 of Greenville, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016, after a four year battle with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. Verda was born July 12, 1930 in Appleton, the eldest daughter of the late Grant and Doris (Holcomb) Rohm. Verda graduated from Appleton High School in 1948. She married Melvin LeRoy Maynard in April of 1949 at First Baptist Church in Appleton. They lived their first years together in Appleton before moving to Greenville in the early 80's. Melvin preceded her in death in December of 2000. Verda was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was a Past President. She was employed at National Tea Grocery, Prudential Insurance, a short stint at Kimberly-Clark and spent the last years of her career at Insurance Brokerage Services in Appleton.
Verda will be sadly missed by two sons: Jay Maynard (Penny Derringer) of Waunakee and Neal Maynard of Nevada; two daughters: Lee Rahr (Robert Jr.) and Jill Woodke (Brian) of Appleton; three granddaughters: Jamie Brettingen (Nick) and Brynn Cepura (Cody), and Mackenzie Woodke; two grandsons: Bryce Rahr and Connor Woodke; two great-grandsons: Aiden and Sterling Brettingen; two sisters: Carmen Bolwerk, and Lori Krueger (Jim); and two brothers: Dean Rohm (Darlene) and Dale Rohm (Mary); and many nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives.
She was preceded in death by four brothers-in-law: Jerry Bolwerk, Myron, Kermit, William and Kenneth Maynard; five sisters-in-law: Alice Eggert, Shirley Bates, Rose Marie Pasholk, Marian Chapman, and Edith Hopkins.
A time of visitation will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. with a service to follow at 5 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park Chapel, 3131 N. Richmond St. Appleton WI, 54911. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society are greatly appreciated.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Living Tree Estates in Greenville for their care and support during these difficult last two years