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Ardine Maynard

Joe Denoyer - June 17, 2022 3:18 pm

Ardine Maynard, age 83, passed away early Thursday morning, June 16, 2022, at her sister’s Dodge City, Kansas, residence.

She was born July 25, 1938, in Dodge City, Kansas, the daughter of George Owen and Norma Madeline (Shumard) Tolson. As a young girl, she attended school in Dodge City and later graduated from Minneola High School. She furthered her education by attending St. Mary of the Plains in Dodge City, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and graduating with honors. She then attended Wichita State University receiving her Masters degree in English, also graduating with honors. She was a longtime resident of Fowler, and was a school teacher, teaching in Minneola, Ensign, and Cimarron.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Fowler, the Worthy Christian Matrons, a bridge club, and a book club. She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, bird watching, caring for animals, especially cats, art, was an avid reader, and loved spending time with her family and friends.

On June 18, 1956, she married John Wallace Maynard at Raton, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1998.

Other survivors include a sister, Dorlene N. Trekell of Dodge City, Kansas, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and three sisters, Bernadine Abbott, Colleen McKinney, and Betty Clover.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2022, at the First Christian Church, Fowler. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow the service in the Fowler Cemetery.

The family would welcome memorials to the First Christian Church, the Meade Public Library, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be given to the family at

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