Saturday, August 4, 2007

Cora Ellen Maple

Cora Ellen Maple
unknown undated newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
Cora Ellen Maple
the daughter of Seth and Nan Stanley, was born Nov. 21 1894 in Harrison County and passed away MArch 2 1968 at a Bethany Mo hospital.
She was married to Harley Maple August 14 1913, and to this union the following children were born: Mr Stanley Maple of Fairfield, Ia; Mrs Jack Graham (Elaine); Mrs Keith Thomas (Illeen); Mrs Kenneth Bondurant (Joanna), and Mrs Robert Clegg (Kathleen), all four of Cainsville MO.
She is survived by her husband, children, and mother, Mrs. N.A. Stanley, of the home; and two sisters, Mrs Wayne Spicknall(Eva) of Lewistown, Mo; and Mrs Israel Chaney (Zula) of Gilman City Mo.. Twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren also survive.
She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church and a member of the W.M.S. and the Gleaners Sunday school class, Chapter Bx, P.E.O. Sisterhood, and a former member of the Cainsville Twentieth Century Club. As long as health permitted she was active in her church, P.E.O. chapter and her club. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, March 4 from the First Baptist Church in Cainsville with the Rev. Earl Swafford officiating. Burial was in Zoar Cemetery with the Stoklasa Funeral home in charge.
Soloist Iris Hudson
Songs "No Night There" and "God Understands"
Organist Eva Elmore
Pallbearers Phillip Graham, Roger Maple, Jim Maple, Mike Johnson, Bill Thomas, Sanley Johnson, Millard Morgan, Allen Putnam.
"Blend your colors softly, artist,
Let the lines and wrinkles show,
And the silver hair that crowned her
Like a halo's beauteous glow.
"Can you picture on the canvas,
All the year of sacrafice?
How she tended well her household,
Ever counting naught the price?
"Let your brushes tell the story,
Of her patient love and care;
Mingle joy and love and sorrow,
Just as life had placed them there.
"Blend your colors softly, artist,
Face her toward the setting sun,
Smiling sweet and peaceful,
For her task on earth is done.
"Call the portrait simply 'Mother',
And the world will understand
How her loved ones thrived and prospered,
Guided by her gentle hand."

Card of Thanks
Our sincerest thanks to all our relatives, friends, and neighbors for all the acts of kindness shown us during the loss of our loved one, Cora Maple. Your many good deeds and words of sympathy were very comforting and will always be remembered, and may God bless each of you.
-Harley Maple and family

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