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Betty MaplesBetty Jean (Cox) Maples of Highlandville received her angel wings at Mercy Hospital in Springfield on November 20, 2019. Betty was born February 20, 1933 in Fairland, Oklahoma. On December 23, 1950 she was married to Reggie Joe Maples. This December they would have celebrated 69 years of marriage. Betty worked as a supervisor for Crane Manufacturing for 42 years. After retirement she helped Joe maintain Flood Cemetery. Betty was saved at an early age and was a faithful member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. Betty led the teenagers from church on many Sunday trail rides and nature walks, which she always enjoyed. She also enjoyed deer hunting with Joe and the many drives just to watch deer. They also enjoyed many wagon rides with the mules and camping. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Johnny Maples, parents Lamon and Lillie Cox, brother J.D. Cox and wife Wanda, sisters Ivon Hunter and husband Ray, Leonora Tatum and husbands Tom Camron and Joe Tatum. Survivors include: Her husband Joe of the home; a son Kirby Maples and wife Sherry of Crane; two daughters, Debbie Jo Maples of Nixa, and Georgia Maples of Highlandville; daughter-in-law Dwallin Maples; three grandchildren Jason Maples and wife Melissa, Justin Maples and wife Susie, and Sarah Jo Maples; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Anna and Reece Maples; step-grandchildren Lindsay Cutbirth, Derek Raulston and wife Dana; step-great-grandchildren, Trey and Bailey Cutbirth, Tori and Arnold Raulson; special friends, Sherry Medlin and Robert and Tomi Doty; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Ozark Nursing and Care for the wonderful care given to Betty. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, November 24, at Pleasant View Baptist Church, Highlandville. Burial will follow in Flood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Saturday at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.
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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM
Jerry and I will always remember the trail rides with Joe and Betty. They are wonderful people. We had so much fun with them. Prayers for your family. Jerry and Betty Essary
Jerry Essary Nov 21 2019 12:00 AM
I will always remember Joe and Betty coming to the park every summer and spending some time there every year where Uncle Buck worked. I would go with Buck in the summer and see them. Boy, when they got together they could tell some stories. Y'all are family and I will be praying for y'all. Love yall
james (Sonny) Jones Nov 21 2019 12:00 AM