Maryellen Maynard, age 60, of Munising, died at her home on Saturday, December 11, 2021. She was born on July 18, 1961 in Munising to Edward and Mary (Chilicki) Maynard. Mary grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and started her family at an early age. She was proud of earning her GED from Munising later in life. Her family moved back to the Munising area and Mary waitressed, cleaned rooms, and worked as an aide at the Superior Health Haven for many years. She enjoyed reading, video games, her animals, and tenderly caring for plants and flowers with a green thumb. Mary also enjoyed visiting with family and loved caring for her grandchildren and helping raise them. She was an excellent cook and helped anyone who needed assistance.
Mary is survived by her husband of almost 20 years – John Cooper of Munising; children – Danny Munoz, Amy McDonald, Jennifer McDonald, and Cynthia Foster; mother – Mary Maynard; grandchildren – Alison, Jason, Scarlett, Xander, Hailey, Travis, and Abby; great-grandson – Scotty; siblings – Tim (Crystal) Maynard, Frank (Sherry) Maynard, Kevin (Katrina) Maynard, and Loretta (Matthew) Kramer; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Edward Maynard.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
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