May 26, 1920 – April 13, 2017


Ruby Rosaline Maples, 96, of Newton, Illinois passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.


Funeral services for Ruby will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Falmouth Christian Chapel with Rev. Phil Young officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday, April 18 in the church. Burial will be in the Chapel Cemetery, Falmouth, Illinois. Memorial gifts in honor of Ruby may be made to the Falmouth Christian Chapel. Online condolences may be offered at


Ruby was born on May 26, 1920 in Jasper County, Illinois the daughter of John and Stella (Sowers) Leturno. On September 28, 1940, Ruby married Harold Maples; he preceded her in death on December 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.


Ruby is survived by her children, Kent Maples of Moweaqua, Linda (Bob) Finn of Hidalgo, Robert (Jo) Maples of Newton, and Jane (Royce) Kibler of Normal; grandchildren, Rick Maples, Lisa Robling, Greg Maples, Jill Snearly, Gena Bogard, Brent Finn, and 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.

She was preceded in death by 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.