Cynthia Sue Lanthorne Maynard Horsman, 66, of Danville, WV passed from her earthly life to her heavenly life on Christmas morning, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at Pikeville Medical Center. Cynthia was born in Logan, WV, on May 3, 1955, the daughter of the late David and Barbara Lanthorne and was born again on October 15th, 2006.
She is survived by her husband Ray Horsman, daughter Heather (Jon) Clymer of Deptford, N.J., son Danny (Kayla) Maynard of Turtle Creek, bonus daughter Cayce (Jamie) Cook, bonus son Jeremy (Stephanie) Horsman, twin sister, Cathy (Cliff) Duncan of Crawley Creek, and brother, Glenn Lanthorne of Valley View all of whom adored her and she them. She was the precious grandmother of Brooke Belcher of Man, Grace Belcher (Wes Nelson, fiancé) of Morgantown, Macy Belcher of Chapmanville, Jerzee Maynard of Chapmanville, and Peyton Maynard, Lukas Maynard, Bo Maynard, & Weston Maynard of Turtle Creek. Special nieces and nephews Ricky Wells, II of Blaine, KY, Valerie (Lyle) McCarthy of Barker’s Fork, and Jeremy (Kassandra) Wells of Appleton, WI. Their children who also to adored her were, Isabella Rodighiero, Aaden Rodighiero, and Adrick Rodighiero of Barker’s Fork, and lastly Alanna Wells and Grayson Wells of Appleton, WI. Also surviving is the father of her children, Raymond Maynard.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Burl & Lyda(Peggy)Lanthorne, and Wildy & Catherine Shepherd.
Cynthia’s world was her family. As a loving wife, a devoted mother, a doting grandmother, she set an example as a person of unwavering commitment and faith. Whatever activities her children were involved in, she was involved in as well. In fact, she was a cheer coach for 2 decades working with the youth involved with Omar Midget League, Logan Buddy League, and led the cheerleaders to championships at Logan High School. She was actively involved as a special education teacher in multiple schools across Logan and Boone counties, shaping the minds of children and filling backpacks with food. Throughout her membership at Central United Baptist Church, Cynthia helped with the Ladies Auxiliary and taught the youth classes, helping to lead them through their journey with Christ.
Cynthia was an avid traveler, spending weeks to months on end in an RV with her devoted husband, twin sister and brother-in-law. She traveled to 45 of the 48 contiguous states, as well as into several cities in Canada. However, she discovered her favorite place of all was Italy during a nearly 3-week tour of Europe with her mother, sister and brother-in-law.
Cynthia was blessed with 8 grandchildren which tickled her to death! She loved all of them and showed that love by reading books to them, attending their sports and theatrical events, took them to the movies and to the nail salon, made crafts and baked sweets with them as well. She even helped to teach them to drive by letting them practice on dirt roads. She was also active in her nieces’ and nephews’ lives by participating in many of those same activities.
Besides traveling, she took delight in Jeep rides with her husband Ray, having the top off and wind in her hair. She enjoyed flower gardening and giggled when hummingbirds visited her front porch.
Services will be conducted at 2 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the Central United Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Skeens officiating and Bro. Bill Wooten speaking as well. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. Visitation will be from 12 pm until the time of the service, Tuesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Danny Maynard, Ricky Wells, Jon Clymer, and Wes Nelson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central United Baptist Church PO Box 1558 Logan, WV 25601.
Akers-James Funeral Home in Logan is in charge of the arrangements.