Kevin Gregory Maynor

March 08, 1986 ‒ September 02, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Kevin Maynor’s smile could light up a room any day of the week, but it was always brightest when his Buckeyes were winning. OH-IO!

Kevin Gregory Maynor, age 29, peacefully passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family. Although he is finally free from his lifelong struggle with muscular dystrophy, he will be dearly missed.

He was born March 8, 1986 in Mansfield to father Kelsey Maynor and mother Delores (Hart) Boals. He graduated from Madison High School with the class of 2005. He went on to volunteer at Mansfield General Hospital for two years, working in the wound clinic. For the last five years he volunteered his time at Mifflin Elementary School, where his biggest problem was being requested by too many teachers—they all wanted his help in their classroom.

Kevin was a huge OSU football fan. He often said if he ever got a wedding invitation that conflicted with a game, “Sorry I won’t be able to make it—I’ll be watching the game!” Of course he never followed through on his threat; it was just Kevin’s funny side. He was a master of the one-liners and his off-the-wall sense of humor often came out of the blue and he always made it through even the funniest jokes with a perfectly straight face.

Kevin loved dogs and kids and they loved him back. His passion was music of all types, with a special penchant for Led Zepplin. Kevin, Uncle Lou, & Aunt Diane went to concerts together all the time. Everything from rock & roll to oldies, R&B and rap…they loved just being together and experiencing live music.

He is survived by his mother and step-father Delores & Larry Boals of Mansfield; his father and step-mother Kelsey & Pam Maynor of Mansfield; grandparents Veronica Hart of Mansfield and Kelsey Maynor of Galion; seven step-siblings: David & Chris Boals of NYC, Abby Boals of Mansfield, Mandy & Billy Boggs of Mansfield, Kaila Kasper of Mansfield, Tristan Eldridge of Mansfield, Jason Mullins of Mansfield, and Mike Mullins of Columbus; maternal uncles and aunts: Larry & Pam Hart of Mansfield, Leon & Bonnie Hart of Ashland, KY, Lou & Diane Hart of Mansfield, Leroy & Sumi Hart of South Korea, Linda & Michael Riley of Los Angeles, CA, and Lorraine & Doug Swanger of Mansfield; paternal uncles and aunts: Ron & Bonnie Maynor of Columbus, Bruce Maynor of Galion, Donna & Larry Beard of Mansfield, Gregory Maynor of Mansfield, and Brian Maynor of Columbus; a special cousin (and Kevin’s best friend) Veronica Spotts and her son Hayden Spotts of Mansfield; along with numerous other cousins, extended family, & friends.

Kevin was preceded in death by his brother Jarrod Maynor, maternal grandfather Herb Hart, and paternal grandmother Ethel Maynor.

His family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2015 in Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, where a funeral service honoring his life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday.  Pastor Erwin Webel will officiate and burial will follow in Windsor Park Cemetery in Mansfield.

Contributions in his memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Kevin’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch his tribute video—at

  • Kevin certainly was the gentle giant of this land. He brought so much light and love into our surroundings and hearts. We will miss him deeply. Love you all.

  • I’m actually typing this with tears in my eyes. Kevin was a champion in every sense of the word, and it was a privilege to know him and help take care of him! He brightened up my day every time I saw him and never, ever heard him complain about the cards he was dealt. He will always be an inspiration to the whole team here at OSU. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. And as Linda, our MDA nurse for years used to say: “At least Kevin doesn’t have Duchenne dystrophy any more”!

  • I’m so sorry to hear….I got the honor of driving Kevin to med central for a short time and he made me laugh no matter what kind of day I was having…please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers

  • What a sad day for all.We truly have all been blessed by your Friendship. The wound clinic was a wonderful place when you were there…Much Love my Friend!

  • Spook & Family,
    One thing I will remember about Kevin is that smile. No matter what he always has that big smile on his face whether in pics or in person.
    Spook ur devotion to Kevin was the most unselfish act of love, from mom to son. IF anything I know Kevin saw and knew ur unconditional LOVE. It brings tears to my eyes writing this, coming from. Mom I can’t begin to feel ur pain, but can only imagine it. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with u all during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories bring comfort to you and make u smile in times of sorrow.

  • Spooky and entire family:

    Joe and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you, during this very difficult time. We didn’t know Kevin BUT just seeing his pictures and that absolutely beautiful smile told us what a champion he was ! May God wrap his arms around you for comfort and strength.

    Love to all…Joe & Sal Parr

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you lifted up in my prayers. God give her the strength she needs.

  • So sorry for your loss. May God be with you all. Kevin was such a nice young man. An inspiration to all. I knew Kevin from being Bus Aide with Madison 10 yrs.

  • Spook:
    I am so sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathies to your entire family. Kevin would stop and talk to my Brother at Wound Care, they always made each other laugh.
    Peace be with you.

  • I remember having Kevin in my class at MCHS. I will always remember his sense of humor. He was a great addition to the class. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so so sorry to here about ur loss I went to school with Kevin didn’t kno him real well just knew he was one nice guy hurts to see this so sorry my prayers are with the family an close friends :,,(

  • I am truly sad to hear of Kevin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
    Mike and Bea Cress (Kevin’s aide at the high school)

  • Dear Family of Kevin, It wasn’t our privilege to know Kevin all of his life but it didn’t take us long after we met him to realize what an amazing individual he was. It was always fun being around him and seeing that “signature smile”. The world was a better place with him in it and we have truly lost an inspirational person. He will be greatly missed. May all your precious memories sustain you. Love, Jim and Nila Boals and all our family

  • I had the privilege to be Kevin’s kindergarten teacher. What a happy guy! I have so many wonderful memories of Kevin’s little acts of kindness to his classmates. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. I can actually feel your pain. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. I would have been to the calling hours but did not read the paper until after 8. I am helping to run a garage sale tomorrow but please say hi to Erwin Webel ( another former student. )May God give you the strength to get through this most difficult times. Love and prayers Faye and Bruce English

  • I will always remember KEVIN’S BIG INFECTIOUS BRIGHT HAPPY SMILE! When he attended our grandchildrens birthday parties he always seemed to be having as much fun as the kids! It was a pleasure and an honor to have him in our life. His loving spirit was such an inspiration to us and we will be always be thankful for the privilege of having known him. So happy to know you are now walking in the Light Kevin! Mary

  • Dear Spook and Family. This recently came from our grieving family and stuck with me. Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache: but those that care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. Love from the past and prayers for the future. Stephanie

  • My condolences go out to your families. There is nothing to say that would make this easier. Just know there are prayers and special thoughts coming your way.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Kevin. I once worked with Diane and heard a l9ot about Kevin and what a wonderful guy he was. I feel so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless!
    Norma Hopkins

  • Spook and family,

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. I never had the opportunity to meet him but by reading his story and watching his video I realize I missed a special person. You and your family are in my prayers.