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Neoma M. Maples

Neoma M. Maples, age 89, of Springdale, Arkansas, formerly of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in Springdale, Arkansas.

Neoma Maples

She was born September 11, 1929 the daughter of Leonard E. and Lulu Floy (Hillhouse) McCullah. On May 6, 1947 in Marionville, she was united in marriage to Arnold Maples, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dennis Maples and his wife Pat of Columbia, Missouri and Danny Maples and his wife Brenda of Olathe, Kansas; one daughter, Deyann Corbin and her husband Bob of Springdale, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Wendi Corbin, Heather Keeney, Karen Fischer, Bobby Corbin Jr., Christopher Maples, Jennifer Maples, Steven Maples and Joshua Maples and twelve great grandchildren, Lauren Fischer, Jamey Fischer, Cada Fischer, Luke Fischer, Haley Johns, Zoe Johns, Chase Rudolf, Nikki Rudolf, Kristen Keeney, Kora Corbin, Nikki Corbin and Jake Corbin.

Preceding her in death were her parents and seven brothers, David, Jessie, John, Glenn, Joe, Bill and Lemuel.

Neoma grew up in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri and graduated from Marionville High School. For several years she was the Postmaster in Kingsdown, Kansas and later moved to Shell Knob to make her home. Some of the things she enjoyed was running the church bus ministry in Shell Knob with her husband Arnold and lending a hand to anyone that needed it, rather friend or stranger. Many would say she was best known for her big heart and bringing people together. She had been a member of Order Of The Eastern Star, First Baptist Church in Shell Knob and was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Lowell, Arkansas.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Ben Rowell of First Baptist Church, Lowell, Arkansas will conduct the services. Burial will be at I.O.O.F Cemetery in Marionville.

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