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June 8, 2022 Lois Maynes, 83

Lois Maynes, of Lenox, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the First Baptist Church located on 1001 N. Lincoln St. in Creston. The service will be live streamed, and the link can be accessed at Pastor Dave Tebbenkemp will preside. Burial will be at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Open visitation will be from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022, with family receiving friends from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Creston.  Memorials may be given in Lois’ name.  Online condolences can be left at
Lois Jean Maynes, daughter of Harvey Richard Johannes and Lucinda Mae (Ticknor) Johannes, was born on July 1, 1938, in Cass County, Iowa. She graduated from Corning High School in 1956. She worked briefly with the Corning ASCS office.
Lois married Joe Williams Maynes Jr. in Corning, Iowa on August 10, 1957. They established residence on a farm north of Lenox. Over the span of fifty years, they raised various animals including chickens, hogs, cattle, sheep, and turkeys. Joe and Lois also farmed the land surrounding their home. They grew both corn and soybeans. She dedicated twenty-five years to providing in-home daycare to the surrounding community. She was an avid gardener and delighted in providing a memorable experience for every holiday, be it Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. She belonged to the Farm Bureau of Adams Country and to a Neighborhood Ladies Club. Lois also attended the First Baptist Church in Creston,
She is survived by her four sons: Bob Maynes (Debra Jones) of Waukee, Lonnie Maynes of Lenox, Keith Maynes (Shannon Freeman) of Waukee and Nick (Florence) Maynes of Lenox; her three daughters: Connie (Mike) Standley of Lenox, Cindy (Bob) Ford of Dallas Center and Darcy (Justin) Stewart of Pace, FL.; her two sisters: Ella Mae Inman of Corning and Sharon (Roger) Quam of Creston; her two brothers: Larry (Luanne) Johannes and Paul (Janet) Johannes, both of Corning; her step-brother-in-law Paul (Eileen) Tyler of Des Moines; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband: Joe Maynes; her parents: Harvey and Lucinda Johannes; her father and mother-in-law: Joe Sr. and Jean Maynes; her infant daughter Julie Maynes; her great-grandson Hazer Standley.

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