Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 16, 2012 11:18 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Geraldine L. “Jerry” Maggard, 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 Nov. 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 today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Mark Carpenter officiating. Entombment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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

To send a private online condolence to the family, visit

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

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