A funeral Mass was held on March 12 for Margaret Ann Maples, age 79, at St. John Neumann Church in Farragut. Mrs. Maples’ son, Father Michael Maples, associate pastor of St. John Neumann, served as celebrant of the Mass.
Mrs. Maples, who lived in Knoxville, died March 3 at Fort Sanders Medical Center of Loudon. She lived in Maryville most of her life and was a graduate of Everett High School and Knoxville Business College. She worked for many years as an administrative assistant at University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Mrs. Maples’ pastimes included choral singing, tennis, arts and crafts, and caring for her dogs. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, and sister. Her generous heart and kind smile will be missed. She was the daughter of the late Austin and Agnes Killian and was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph H. Maples. She is survived by her sons, Father Michael Maples and Eric “Ric” Maples, both of Knoxville; a brother, Lee Killian, and spouse, Joyce, of Maryville; an aunt, Martha Trentham, of Knoxville; and a nephew, Aaron Killian, of Maryville.
Donations in Mrs. Maples memory may be made to the Blount County SPCA at 1005 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN 37804, or to the Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Program Services at 318 N. Gay St., Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37917.