CHESTER, Vt. – Wain K. Maass, 83, a long time resident of Chester, Vt., died peacefully Jan. 22, 2018 at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester, Vt. She was born in Arlington, N.J., the daughter of Calvin and Kathryn Koch. She graduated from the Kimberley School in 1952, Montclair, N.J., and was a 1956 graduate of Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.
Maass taught third grade at Chester Andover Elementary School for 18 years. She was an active member of the community wherever she lived and served on the board of the Whiting Library in Chester, was a founding member of the Green Mountain Festival series, was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Sarasota, Fla., and founded and helped organize several nursery schools in and around Cornwall, N.Y., including the Canterbury Presbyterian Church Nursery School.
Surviving are her husband William H.; two sons William H. Jr. (Jeanne) and Andrew (Shannon); two daughters Kathryn Carver (Daniel) and Amy Richardson (Michael), 11 grandchildren and her brother, Frank Koch. She was predeceased by her brother Calvin S. Koch, Jr.
A service and Celebration of Life will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, June 2 in Chester, Vt. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Wain’s name to Pennies for the Playground, Chester Andover Elementary School, Main Street, Chester, VT, 05143.
To send online condolences to her family please visit www.cremationsocietycc.com.