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Barbara Anna (Melton) & Johney Burse "John" Maynard
Tombstone photo
Hillside Cemetery
Purcell, McClain County, Oklahoma

Obit for Barbara posted by Jo Aguirre

(permission granted)

Funeral services for Mrs. Maynard, 100, of Washington were held Sept. 29, 2010 at the Washington First Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Koonce, her former pastor, of Bartlesville officiating, assisted by her grandson, Stephen Mattlingly, Gladstone, Mo. A trumpet duet by her grandson, Tim Mattingly, Noble, and the Rev. Davies Vanpool, Washington First Baptist Church was provided at internment. (Wilson-Little Funeral Home, Purcell, in charge.)

Born to Jesse J. and Theo Dosha (Skaggs) Melton, Barbara moved with her family to McClain County where she attended a two-room school at Stealey. On October 16, 1927 she became the bride of Johney Burse Maynard and they farmed for many years. The couple had 6 children: Joan, Peggy Jean, Kendall Johney, twins Ronnie Dale and Bonnie Gale and Ricky Don. In 1951, they purchased the Washington drugstore, which they operated as Maynard's Drug for 29 years before retirement. They were members of a small Baptist church at Woody Chapel until it disbanded and they then joined First Baptist Church, Washington, in 1947, where she was a member for more than 60 years. She taught the Bible to 4 & 5 year olds in the Beginners Sunday School class for many years, and In the spring of 2010 she was honored by the church as its oldest living member.

Preceding her in death were her husband, John, in January 1987; her parents; 3 brothers, Forney, Curtis and Chester Melton; son-in-law, Ben Parker; and grandson, Ronnie Paul Ragland. Survivors include her children: Joan Parker, Peggy Mattingly, and Ken, all of Washington; Ronnie , Purcell; Bonnie Ragland, Bixby, OK, and Ricky, Round Rock, TX; 18 grandchildren; 39 gr-grandchildren; 7 gr-gr-grandchildren and 2 sisters-in-law, Della Melton and Nadine Maynard. Grandsons served as pallbearers and granddaughters provided music.

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