Irene S. Maples

Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Irene S. Maples, 86, of Bentonville, died Friday, March 22, 2002, in Springdale.

She was born Dec. 29, 1915, in Boone County, a daughter of Sepha P. and Ada Rebecca (Gurley) Maples.

Mrs. Maples owned and operated her own beauty shop. She was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice A. Metcalf and her husband Al of Gilbert, Ariz.; a granddaughter, Debi Barton and her husband John of Tempe, Ariz.; a grandson, Rob Metcalf and his wife Melissa of Los Alamos, N.M.; a sister, June Newlun and her husband Carl of Gentry; a nephew, Blaine Jackson and his wife Helen of Bentonville; a niece, Becca Jackson of Bentonville; and two great-nephews, Alex Jackson of Fayetteville, and Aaron Jackson of Bentonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Albert Maples; and two sisters, Idell Maples and Erma Jackson.

Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, March 25, at the Alpena Cemetery. Interment followed, under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. The family gathered at the Alpena Methodist Church following the services.