Funeral services for Myrna Rae Maynard Lewis, 82, of May, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16, in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Tony King officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 15, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lewis passed away on Monday, May 12, 2008, at her home in May with loved ones by her side.
She was born on Sept. 15, 1925, in Nimrod, Texas, to Walter Don and Annie Emaline Maynard. Myrna was a 1942 graduate of Rising Star High School. She was married to Calvin Lewis in Rising Star on May 24, 1942. To this union were born two children: Jimmy Rex, on March 10, 1945, and Linda Sue, on Aug. 1, 1947 .
Myrna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a bookkeeper for eight years at Westside State Bank in Fort Worth before moving to Gorman in 1963, where she was a bookkeeper at Eastland National Bank for 20 years before retiring. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior in 1941, and was a member of the Christadelphian Church in Romney, Texas.
Myrna lived life to the fullest. Her most pleasurable times were playing with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking working crossword puzzles, and visiting with friends.
She is survived by her husband, James Lewis of Lake Brownwood; daughter Sue Brown and husband Dwayne of Lake Brownwood; her son Rex Lewis and wife Joy, of Rising Star; adopted daughter, Pam Ulan and husband Jerry, of Albion, Penn.; five grandchildren, Debbie Harris and husband Leonard, Jimmy Lewis and wife Terri, Johnny Lewis and wife Debbie, all of Fort Worth, Cindy Russell and husband Gary, of Dublin and Wes Lewis of Colorado; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; special friend, Diann Parker of Lake Brownwood; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Emaline Maynard; four siblings, Don Leslie Maynard, Doyle Lee Maynard, Martha Joan Hubbard and Clara Lou Schlittler. Two grandchildren, Garland Benjamin Mathews Jr. and Arlette Dequitta Mathews, also preceded her in death.
Pallbearers for the service will be Donald McKinnerney, Beryl McKinnerney, Larry McKinnerney, Floy McKinnerney, Jack Hubbard and John Schlittler.