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November 23, 1927 August 24, 2018
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Freda Loretta (Maples) Roy, 90, Clever, returned to her heavenly home on Friday August 24, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, where she was surrounded by her loved ones. She was born November 23, 1927 to Loren and Merle (Moore) Maples.

Freda was united in marriage to Bob Roy on July 26, 1946, whom preceded her in death on May 20, 2005. They lived on their farm in Stone County for many years where they raised their two sons, Kenny and Denny.

She was preceded in death by her parents Loren and Merle Maples; her step-mother Velvie Maples; three brothers, Orville, Dearl, and Junior Maples; and a sister Opal Hendrix.

Freda is survived by her two sons and their spouses, Denny and Freddie Ray Roy, and Kenny and Linda Roy, both of Clever, MO; six grandchildren; Aaron (Sandra) Roy, Corey (Kerri) Roy, Misty (CJ) Severs, Bridget (David) Ewing, Tonia (Shane) Essary, and Dustin Roy; twelve great-grandchildren; Kyle (Shauntel) Roy, Kaleb (Chelsea) Roy, Emilee (Payton) Looney, Kaden Roy, Brayden Hall, Cami Roy, Kannon Hall, Peyton Ewing, Landon Severs, Brodie Roy, Bentley Severs, Tatum Essary and three great-great grandchildren, Finley Roy, Baylor Looney, Kylee Roy, and one baby girl due in February; her sisters Marcella (Joe) Moore, Martha White, and Elnor Jean (Lyndal) Coats; and her brother Wendell (Kathy) Maples; many other relatives and a host of great friends.

Freda was a long time member of the Jamesville Baptist Church where she spent many years devoting her life to God. Freda’s love for God shined through in all that she was, serving our Lord and always giving of herself so willingly to all who came to her. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be on 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2018, in Meadors Funeral Home, Clever.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2018, also in the funeral home, with Rev. Rick Washam and Rev. Frederick Zahn officiating.
Burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery following services.

Memorials may be made to the Jamesville Southern Missionary Baptist Church.

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