Maynard Edwards
Maynard Edwards

Obituary of Maynard Edwards

Maynard A. Edwards, age 91, of Waverly, Il. died Monday morning (July 3, 2017) at Prairie Village.

He was born August 13, 1925 in Nortonville, Il. son of the late Cleveland Ezekiel and Mary Hough Edwards.

He married Wilma I. Austif on April 29, 1948 in Jacksonville, Il. and she preceded him in death on September 9, 2004.

Surviving is one son Gary Edwards (Carla Jean) of Springfield, Il.; seven grandchildren, Robert Edwards (fiancé Carrie) of Waverly, Il., Kyle Edwards of Versailles, Mo., Patrick Edwards of Jacksonville, Il., Kristofor Edwards (Nicki) of Versailles, Mo. Shannon Rhodelander (Cody) of Marshall, Mo., Daniel Hood (Chassidy) and Kara Hamilton (Donn) of Auburn, Il.; several great-grandchildren; one niece; one great-niece and one great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a granddaughter, Johnna Hood, and two sisters, Myra Edwards and Mina Jones.

Maynard was a past employee of Fiat-Allis in Springfield, Il. retiring in 1985.  He also farmed southwest of Waverly, Il.  He loved tinkering with small engines, gardening, and hunting and fishing.  He was a member of Hart’s Prairie Missionary Baptist Church. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday (July 8, 2017) at the Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il.  Burial will be in Waverly East Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Hart’s Prairie Church or Waverly Rescue Squad both c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at