Rita Jean Maples, age 73, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2008. She was born in Abilene, TX, raised by the late Austin & Lunning Dubose, in Devine, Texas. Rita is survived by her loving husband, Clyde Maples, Sr., children: Yvette Johnson, Clyde Maples Jr. and his wife Denise, Jeffrey Maples and his wife Helen, and David Maples. Siblings: Roxanne Cowan and her husband Mike, Gaylan Dubose, Alexis Petty and husband Tom, and Joe Dubose. Grandchildren: Laura, Meghan, and Jessica Johnson, James and Philippa Maples, Katie, Maggie, and Sam Maples. Also, other relatives and many dear friends. Rita was raised in Devine, TX, and married in San Antonio. The family moved from there to California, then Arkansas, before settling in Memphis, TN. for many years. In later years, her and her husband moved back to Schertz, TX. In Memphis, she was a President of the Newcomers Club of Whitehaven, TN. She also worked in retail sales for several years before becoming store manager of 2 different stores. She later worked in real estate and as a personnel consultant. She was an avid sports fan, following the Universities of Texas and Tennessee, the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys. SERVICES Visitation will be Thursday, September 25, 2008, from 7 pm to 9 pm at Mission Park Funeral Chapel, 3401 Cherry Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78230. Interment will be Friday, September 26. Procession from the funeral home to start at 12:00 pm, to be escorted to Mission Retama Cemetery 15940 Lookout Road San Antonio, Texas 78202. You may sign the on-line guestbook at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section. Mission Park Funeral Chapels North.
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Published in Express-News on Sept. 25, 2008