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Graveside Service

Delaware Cemetery
Saturday May 21st, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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"Eddie" Charles E. Maples

“Eddie” Charles Edwin Maples, 87, of Nixa, MO left us on Wednesday, May 12th, 2022. Eddie left his wife, Betty Maples, of 67 years behind along with son, Chris Maples, wife Susan Maples of Schell City, MO. One sister, Linda Gamble of Yuma, AZ. One brother, Larry Maples, of Yuma, AZ. Three granddaughters, Holly Stevens, husband Zac Stevens of Nixa, MO, Lexie Spivey, husband Jonathan Spivey of Arkansas, and Kiley Chastain. Step grandson, Phil Reed and wife Chelsey Reed of Cottonwood, MN. Several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.  Nieces, nephews, cousins and so many friends. Eddie taught 6th grade at Walt Disney Elementary. Then he pursued an interest in cable TV and started the first cable TV company for the Nixa/Ozark area. Eddie was an active member of several organizations including Christian County Democratic Party, the University of Missouri Extension Council of Christian County, the Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, and the Christian County Planning & Zoning Department. In all honesty, he was involved in so many clubs, parties, and councils that we could fill pages worth as he was generous of his time & enjoyed involvement in the community that he lived his entire life. His hobbies included ranching, breakfast at the NLA Café, vacationing out West to hunt for rocks, sucker fish grabbing & gigging and sharing his catch with family & friends frying fish on the gravel bar. Eddie was an inspiration to all who knew him and was always there to brighten the lives of others.

Preceding him in death was his parents, Victor Maples and Fern Young Maples, son, Carey Maples and wife Denise Maples.

In lieu  of flowers the family asks that contributions to be made to the Edythe West Scholarship Fund at Drury University in care of Adam’s Funeral Home Nixa, MO.

Edythe West Endowed Scholarship Fund Drury University 
900 N. Benton Springfield, MO 65802
Note in memory of Eddie Maples.

Cremation rites have been entrusted to Adams Crematory. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.


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A candle was lit in memory of "Eddie" Charles Maples

Richard Horst Jun 20 2022 12:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of "Eddie" Charles Maples

Kristy Gilmore May 24 2022 3:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of "Eddie" Charles Maples

Debbie Herndon May 21 2022 11:22 PM

I love the whole maples family, they've been my family for years, Eddie was very special to and always there to help me when needed, RIP my friend

Brenda moore May 21 2022 3:30 PM

Eddie, Betty and Dorothy have been, and always will be, my family. In the early days they supported me both financially and emotionally. They taught me to work. Eddie taught me to rake hay and laughed when I threw the first round over the fence. With the many vehicles available I learned to drive a stick shift, appreciate the power of a Mustang, and the joy of a convertible! They showed me how to stand up for the things I believed in. They taught me to vote even though my views weren't "popular ". They took me on trips to the Great American West. To mountains hunting for petrified wood, to deserts in search of Sweetwater Agate and Selenite crystals at Kanopolus Kansas. They opened my eyes to the wonders of the world. It wasn't just me who became a better person from knowing them. Our whole rag tag group of young people felt accepted and supported by them. If any of us ever needed anything we knew where we could go. Eddie and Betty's.

Denise May 21 2022 12:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of "Eddie" Charles Maples

Walter & Deborah Rosseau May 20 2022 7:58 PM

I was sorry to hear of Eddie”s passing. I have known him since childhood. Betty was my Sunday School teacher eons ago. My condolences to the family.

Gayla Dean Wampler May 20 2022 1:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of "Eddie" Charles Maples

Jeanne K Johns May 18 2022 10:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of "Eddie" Charles Maples

Michael Hanes May 18 2022 3:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of "Eddie" Charles Maples

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