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Rebecca “Becky” Maple

Rebecca “Becky” Maple, 68, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 9:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.

Becky was born April 7, 1954, in Hannibal, Mo., to Elmo Sanders and Delores LeFever Sanders. She was married to James Edward Maple II on June 7, 1975, in Hannibal. He survives.

Rebecca “Becky” Maple

 Other survivors include, one son, Jeff Maple (Kim); one sister, Debbie Fountain (Gary); two grandchildren, Tristan and Nolan Maple, who were the loves of her life; one nephew, Ryan Fountain (Casey); two great-nieces, Emma and Alyssa Fountain; two great-nephews, Gage and Owen Fountain; and one special friend, Diane Craner.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents.

Professionally, Becky worked as an optician at Duffen’s Optical for over 27 years.

Away from work, Becky enjoyed sewing, crocheting and fishing at Mark Twain Lake. Hallmark movies, scratch-off lottery tickets and visiting Yellowstone National Park were a few things that made Becky smile. 

Becky was a wonderful baker and made some of the most delicious homemade cinnamon rolls. 

Above all else, Becky enjoyed the time she could spend with her family and friends, especially her church family. Becky was always so thankful to the Lord for giving her a son named Jeff of whom she was so proud.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Tom Lemons will officiate.

Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Fountain, Heath McClain, Cody McClain, Ben Shannon, Bryan Steinman and Dustin Dillman.

Honorary pallbearers will be Molly Collins, Brenda Fuqua, Judy Haught, Judy Epperson, Joy Davis, Angela Dillman and Rhoda Craner. 

Friends and family are invited to Becky’s life celebration at a visitation that will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorias may be made to Hydesburg United Methodist Church.

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