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Catherine "Cathy" (Gensel) Maynard

April 8, 1958 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old


Catherine “Cathy” Gensel Maynard, 65, passed away Friday, March 22, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 8, 1958, in Scioto, Ohio to Rev. Thomas Edward Gensel and Mary Ruth Daquino Gensel. She lived in WV, NC and FL, where she graduated from New Smyrna Beach Senior High School in 1975. Cathy married William Jeffrey Maynard in 1991. She ran a home daycare for nearly 30 years and worked at Chick-fil-A in Knightdale. She was a member of Knightdale Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and served as Sunday School Coordinator for many years.

Cathy is survived by her parents: Rev. Thomas and Mary Ruth Gensel; children: William “Billy” Jeffrey Maynard, Jr. (Meghan), Charley Maynard (Elizabeth), Mary Grace Maynard Kennedy (Adam); grandchildren: Arciella “Ari” Hope Kennedy, Willow Dove Kennedy, Sawyer Lynn Maynard, Evangeline “Eva” Maynard, George Thomas Maynard, and Colton Rhett Maynard; siblings: Nancy Rivers (Anthony), Anna Buchannan, Linda Sedlacek (Chris); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, William Joseph “Billy Joe” Maynard and her loving husband, William Jeffrey Maynard.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2024, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 29, 2024, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. Burial will follow at New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery.


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March 28, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory
944 Old Knight Road
Knightdale, NC 27545

Funeral Service
March 29, 2024

11:00 AM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel (Knightdale)


New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery
Mailman Road
Knightdale, NC 27545


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