Geraldine L. “Jerry” Maggard

May 27, 1939 ‒ April 13, 2012

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Geraldine L. “Jerry” Maggard, age 72, of Mount Vernon, slipped into the arms of Jesus, Friday April 13, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Geraldine was born May 27, 1939 in Columbus to Theron and Irene (Miller) Long.

Surviving are her husband Gary W. Maggard, whom she married November 24, 1956; her sons Mark (Amy) Maggard of Powell and Michael (Birgit) Maggard of Mount Vernon; her daughters Laura (John) Cook and Linda (David) Patrick both of Mount Vernon; daughter-in-law Kim Maggard of Mount Vernon; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and her brother James (Nancy) Long of Howard. Besides her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by a son Matthew Maggard; a grandson Ryan Maggard and her sister Joanne Fowler.

Friends may call Monday from 6pm to 8pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11am with Pastor Mark Carpenter officiating. Entombment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Salvation Army, 206 East Ohio Ave, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Geraldine L. Maggard.