Ruby Rosaline Maples, 96, of Newton passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services for Ruby will be at 11 a.m. today, April 18, at the Falmouth Christian Chapel with Rev. Phil Young officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday in the church. Burial will be in the Chapel Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorial gifts in honor of Ruby may be made to the Falmouth Christian Chapel. Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.
Ruby was born on May 26, 1920, in Jasper County, the daughter of John and Stella (Sowers) Leturno. On Sept. 28, 1940, Ruby married Harold Maples. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2000. In addition to being a wife, mother, and homemaker, Ruby and Harold owned and operated a dairy farm. Ruby was a member of the Falmouth Christian Chapel. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children, Kent Maples of Moweaqua, Linda Finn, husband Bob of Hidalgo, Robert Maples, wife Jo of Newton, and Jane Kibler, husband Royce of Normal; grandchildren, Rick Maples, Lisa Robling, Greg Maples, Jill Snearly, Gena Bogard, Brent Finn, Brock Finn and Brandon Kibler; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Wise, Samantha Wise, Mikah Maples, Jeske Maples, Marissa Snearly, Kylee Snearly, Dalton Snearly, Harold Elie and Wyatt Finn; and a great-great-granddaughter, Lilly Wise.
Her husband, Harold Maples; her children, Gene Maples and Janice Helm; as well as her daughter-in-law, Ruby (Finn) Maples; her brother, Denver and sister, Irene preceded her in death.
Published on April 17, 2017