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June 17, 1926 January 30, 2018
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Obituary for BETTY JO MAPLES

Mrs. Betty Jo Maples, age 91, of Clever, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in Springfield, Missouri. She was born on June 17, 1926 in Clever, Missouri, the daughter of Joseph and Laura Josephine (Jones) Ghan.

Betty was united in marriage to Elmer Maples on June 25, 1943. They lived and raised their children in the Clever area and were blessed with 46 years of marriage before Elmer passed away on May 22, 1989.

Others who preceded Betty in death were a son, Donnie Maples; a son in law, Stan Hale; and all of her siblings.

Betty was a member of the Clever Christian Church and attended until her health began to fail. She cooked for the Clever School District for serval years, and later enjoyed volunteering at Mercy Hospital. She loved cooking for her family, and quilting quilts for her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by a son, Danny Maples; three daughters, Carol Sue (Joe) Rhodes, Sherrie Stine, and Brenda Hale; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; a niece, Kay Killingsworth; and other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever Chapel. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 also in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to Frazier Cemetery. Family and friends may share online condolences, on this website, at

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