Claremore Daily Progress

May 4, 2013

Mary Jo Maynard

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Staff Reporter

CLAREMORE — Mary Jo Maynard, 56 of Catoosa, Okla., passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

She was born April 23, 1957 in Tulsa, Okla, the daughter of the Sherman and Maxine Leona (Lewis) Maynard. She graduated from Catoosa High School 1975 and from Bartlesville Weslyan, now Oklahoma Weslyan in 1979. Mary was a member of First Assembly of God in Catoosa where she served for many years as children’s church teacher, bus ministry captain and church organist. She taught school for 32 years, most of those were at South Park Christian School. Mary enjoyed working outside in her yard. She enjoyed reading and baking her delicious desserts and collecting miniature shoes.

She is survived by sisters, Brenda Maynard of Catoosa, Kay Franklin and husband, Mike of Pawhuska, Okla.; two nephews, Joel Franklin of Pawhuska, Joshua Franklin and wife, Hannah and children, Josiah, Timothy, Allison and Brianna of Coon Rapids, Minn; niece Rachael Lewis and husband, Sgt. Cody from Fort Gordon, Ga.

The family will receive friends Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freeman Harris Funeral Home, 3333 E. 41st St., Tulsa.

The Funeral Service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 also at Freeman Harris Funeral Home. Interment will be at Dick Duck Cemetery in Catoosa, OK. Condolences may be left online at

Freeman Harris Funeral Home, 918-749-3333.