Thelma Maynard

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Thelma Lee Mae Chapman Maynard, 80, of Chatham, Illinois, passed away at 9:02 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center.

Thelma was born on May 22, 1938 in Wayne Co., Lavalette, West Virginia, the daughter of Wilbur Chris and Dusta Mae Clay Chapman.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Welcie E. Maynard, in 2009; and her youngest brother, Wilbur “Colen” Chapman in 1996.

Thelma was a pianist for a quartet during her teen years and later went on to play piano for the First Baptist Church in Libby, where she had been a member, and later at the Auburn Baptist Church, where she attended in Illinois. Opposite her time in Auburn, she also played the piano at the First Presbyterian Church of Virden.

She had worked as a drugstore clerk, a grade school student tutor and an Avon representative. Thelma served as an assistant Girl Scout Leader and held various offices at the First Baptist Church in Libby.

She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Lynnette (Tim) Christensen of Spring Creek, Nevada; a brother, Glen Arthur “Art” (Mary Jane) Chapman of Springfield, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins.

Ceremonies and interment will be held at a later date at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Barboursville, West Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Auburn Baptist Church, 316 W. Adams St., Auburn, Illinois 62615.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.

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