Darlene G. Maynard, 87, of Nelsonville, formerly of Napoleon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at O’Bleness Hospital in Athens.

She was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Ethel, West Virginia, to the late Ernest and Lucille Bircher Bartley. She was the widow of the late Kenneth Maynard.

Darlene is survived by her daughters, Deborah Darlene Gossard of Lima, Ohio, and Catherine (John) Waxler of Nelsonville; grandchildren, Andrew (Ronda) Gossard, Erin (Mike) Shaffer, Douglas Gossard, Dakota (Caitlin) Waxler, Cheyenne (Cody) Sampson, Damian (Shannon) Gossard, Khaleesi Sampson, Linc Conrad, Olivia Shaffer and Luc Shaffer; and great-great-granddaughter, Savanna Gossard.

In addition to her parents and husband, Darlene was preceded in death by her sister, Shirlene Sturgis, and son-in-law, Roger Gossard.

Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Forest Hill Cemetery, Napoleon, Ohio. Arrangements by Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, 46 Fayette St., Nelsonville.

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