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Dr. Maynard Sisler

Friday, March 9, 2012

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Dr. Maynard Sisler
Maynard Lee Sisler, MD, FACP, 88, of Kennett, died peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Heritage Nursing Center.

An amazing individual, Maynard was an editor, writer and poet, an historian, a physician, an officer and a gentleman. He is remembered for his intelligence, wit and charm, and for his genuine delight in others, his warmth and kindness, and his ability to bring out the best in people.

Maynard served in the United States Navy for over 20 years, attaining the renk of captain. His distinguished military career included a tour of duty in the South Pacific during World War II, and many battlefield honors of valor, including the Freedom Foundation Medal and the Bronze Star.

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After graduating from Northwestern University in Illinois, Maynard began his lifelong career of service as a medical doctor. He treated scores of families through multiple generations in the 40 years that he practiced medicine in Missouri, and continued working as a physician until he was well into his 80's. He practiced medicine for over 50 years, and his stellar career included serving as Chief of Staff and Director of Medicine at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. He influenced an entire generation of doctors and nurses with his skill, wisdom and guidance.

Maynard was predeceased by his parents, George Turner Sisler and Audrey Athey Sisler; his brothers, George, Charles "Bill", Bennett, Norman and Jack; his wife, Sandra; his step-daughter, Kimberly, and his step-niece, Tracy Johnson.

The patriarch of two families, one by birth and one by marriage, Maynard is survived by his sister-in-law, Pat Beggs and husband, Wincel; his sister-in-law, Diane Johnson and husband, Kenneth; sister-in-law, Tammy Byrd; brother-in-law, Mark Nolen; sister-in-law, Norma Jellen and husband, Pete; his daughter, Suzanne Ramsey and husband, Carey, of Lexington, N.C.; his daughter, Judy Pedro, of El Cerrito, Calif.; his daughter, Kathleen Soffer and husband, Steven, of Monroe Township, N.J.; his daughter, Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Moura and husband, Mark, of Broomfield, Colo.; his son, Maynard "Tad" Sisler and fiance, Robin Dugan, of Cardiff, Calif.; his daughter, Leandra Ashburn and husband, Kevin, of St. John's Fla.; his grandchildren, Charles, Lori, Michael, Wendy, Abraham, Brian, Jennifer, Michael, Yash, Lucas, David, James, Shana, Regina, Kevin, Rachel, Maynard "Taddy", Caroline and Isabella; his step-nieces and nephews, Charles "Chuck", Rondal "Ronnie", Wincel, Ken, Chad, Devin, Daniel and Holly; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Maynard was a Naval hero, a great American, an excellent friend, a fabulous father, a wonderful grandfather, an outstanding uncle, and one of the finest men to walk this earth. We will love and remember you always.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 11, at McDaniel Fuenral Home in Kennett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 11, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Dale Rickman, Jim Pemberton and Ron Dunavin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Charles Bulla, Wincel Beggs, Mark Nolen, Ken Johnson, Matt Howard, Devin Fisher, Daniel Fisher and Jim Herron.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the medical community.