Maynard Belvoir


May 26, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Maynard Clarence Belvoir, 94, Colony, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 16, 2015. He was born April 26, 1921 in Colony, to Clarence Otto and Verda Lorraine (Nichols) Belvoir. He graduated from Colony High in 1941, in that same year, he married Pauline McCoy and his first daughter was born to that union. He later moved to California where he met and married Rosie Saputo in 1943, and they had six children together.
He worked as a painting contractor for many years. He led a very active life as a business owner, Elks Lodge member, Lions Club member, and Civil Air Patrol Pilot. He also earned his auctioneer’s license, just for fun. In 1983, he returned to Colony and the family farm, where he loved to raise a variety of animals. Maynard served as mayor of LaHarpe and later as a member of the Colony City Council. After the death of his wife Rosie, he married Illa Davis in 1997, bringing her four children into the family. He was very devoted to his children and grandchildren.
Maynard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosie; two sons, Maynard and Jon; daughter, Edith Jane; three sisters, Pauline, Madge, and Ina Mae; two brothers, Howard (WWII) and Bob.
He is survived by his wife, Illa, of the home; three daughters, Victoria and Robert Faulkner, Colony, Delores Thomas-McMullen and Ron McMullen, Colony, Lim and Clay Barnett, Roseville, Calif.; one son, Paul Belvoir, Los Angeles, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Bambi and John Blazer, Tony and Audrey Bruno, Cindy and Richard Gragalba, John and Cori Thomas, Jeff and Maryanne Faulkner, Melissa Faulkner, Brian Thomas, Roseanne and Jeff Shoop, Sophia Belvoir and Emma Barnett; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Jerri and Mark Henry, Gas, Bobbie and Beth Davis, Colony, Eddie and La Donna Davis, Colony, and Perry Davis, Chanute; four stepgrandchildren, Chad, Corey, Dusty, and Taylor.
In honor of Maynard, there will be a memorial luncheon served for family, friends and local residents from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at Colony City Hall. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Colony Community Church or to Colony Lions Club or to Colony Fire Department and sent in care of Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, PO BOX 408, Garnett, KS 66032. You may send your condolences to the family at

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